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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