Goodbye to the pain of stiletto heels with hyaluronic acid

Goodbye to the pain of stiletto heels with hyaluronic acid

A report in the British newspaper Daily Telegraph a few years ago caused a stir by talking about a foot treatment that helped wear stilettos without pain thanks to Botox. Actually, it is a bit of a dream for all of us: to be able to wear heels as comfortably as we wear a pair of ballet flats, which are decidedly less sexy.

In fact, there are many women who are unwilling to give up the undisputed symbol of femininity represented by stiletto heels and the extra inches that so slender the figure, for a night out, but also for going to work every day. Thus, the stiletto heel becomes responsible for foot pain and a very specific syndrome called 'stiletto tarsal tunnel'.

It is therefore natural that the heel lovers, who continue to suffer in silence, seek help, a remedy, a treatment, something, in short, that will put an end to their suffering.

The Daily Mail article spoke of Botox as a solution to the problem, which, injected on the sole of the foot, would transform heeled shoes into soft slippers. A solution that seems to be depopulating among career women and London socialites. Actually more than with botox, this can be said to be possible with injections of hyaluronic acid on the metatarsus, an area between the toes and the sole of the foot formed by the five bones of the foot. The technique consists of filling the sole of the foot with a bubble of very dense hyaluronic acid. The treatment thus manages to protect the nerves and tissues of the sole of the foot, creating a kind of cushion and making it possible and less painful to wear the much-loved heels.

It is certainly a more drastic and expensive alternative to gel pads, which are inserted directly into the shoes and are more modestly priced, but certainly more durable and comfortable. Onthe subject of duration, however, we must emphasise that inevitably the injected substance will be reabsorbed with the passing of months, up to a maximum of six, after which the treatment will have to be repeated .

Hyaluronic acid injections on the sole of the foot are used in particular by the over 40s: the persistent pain, in fact, is not caused by simply wearing a pair of new, and therefore uncomfortable, shoes, but by years and years spent on 10 centimetre heels. Incidentally, let us not forget thathyaluronic acid has long been used as a lubricant in joint pathologies, as well as being, as we know, the basis of many fillers used to improve the appearance of the face .