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Shocking Cosmetic Procedure… For Feet? (VIDEO)

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It is not always the case, but often enough, it was the wearing of those torture devices that exacerbated the foot problems in the first place.

Women’s shoes are notoriously poorly designed, forcing the feet into unnatural positions and with little support. Some women will endure great pain in order to stuff their feet into narrow designer shoes. Pain for beauty is a price they are willing to pay.

The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) Position Statement on Cosmetic Foot Surgery:

Surgical procedures of the foot and ankle are generally performed for relief of pain, restoration of function, and reconstruction of deformities. They may have the additional benefit of improved appearance. Surgical procedures performed solely for aesthetic purposes carry risks similar to those performed for more traditional reasons. Patients considering surgery of the foot or ankle, whether for medical or aesthetic reasons, are advised to consult a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association. Podiatrists performing surgery for medical or aesthetic reasons should have appropriate training, experience, and credentials to properly perform the surgery, manage the post-operative care, and treat the possible complications.

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10:33AM PST on Mar 3, 2015

Way back when the 'winklepicker' shoe first made its appearance ( think 1956+), I made it a practice to always buy shoes a half-size longer than my regular, to a certain extent, I was spared the crippling deformities that afflicted my contemporaries.. .OK, now I'm 77, and I DO have bunions, but they don't ever hurt me, and since I no longer wear high heels (1 1/2- 2" is the maximum), I don't suffer the problems that the latest crop of chumps are going to have!
There has to be something seriously wrong with the brain of any woman who wears a heel height that is almost as high as her foot is long......if you think I'm wrong, just'll be hearing about it!

4:08AM PST on Nov 5, 2014


2:40AM PDT on Oct 28, 2013

Thank you :)

6:36AM PDT on May 27, 2012

There are so many really attractive flat shoes. Women need to wake up and walk in 'sensible' shoes. I know from experience.

I once wore shoes so high I had to leave work BAREFOOT at lunch time to buy a new pair of shoes. There was no way I could walk another step in my high heels. What nonsense we women make fashion out to be.

12:56AM PDT on May 19, 2012

I don't know, wearing shoes your correct size seems a little better. Anyway, no-one, but no-one will convince me that my feet would be pain-free after that sort of surgery. Even after recovery (which I don't imagine being quick, and I do imagine being torturous) the arthritis... And I'm glad I'm not the only one who immediately thought of foot-binding when they read this

8:53PM PST on Feb 14, 2012

I have a both types of bunions on my right foot. They are very painful. I just wear shoes with a deep toe box and avoid surgery. Does anyone know where I can by platform Birkenstocks? LOL!

8:33PM PST on Feb 14, 2012

Back in the 50's and 60's some women had their pinky toes removed so they could wear the high-heeled pointy-toed shoes. And, in China before the revolution they used to break and bind women's feet into little, 4 inch "lotus blossoms" because they were considered sexy. I love my feet exactly the way they are - can walk, dance, run, all the good stuff feet were designed for, and my hubby likes 'em bare. Fashion is creates a lot of casualties.

8:23PM PST on Feb 14, 2012


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Cannot stop catalogs, I tried- recycle them.

This sounds just a bit too new agey for me, sorry.

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