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Your Body: Tips to Keep Your High Heel-Wearing Feet Healthy

By DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor

Ladies, what word starting with an ‘S’ gets you all excited?

For me, it’s "shoes."

In fact, one in 10 women wear high heels at least three days a week. But statistics do show that high heels are one of the biggest factors leading to foot problems in women.

I am a full-blown stiletto addict but I try to follow certain healthy foot tips.

Number one: I always pack my heels in my hand bag and wear my flats when I’m pounding the pavement.

Second: Switch off as much as possible. Wear pumps one day, sneakers another day and ballet flats another day. Your foot is like the rest of you: It needs some variety.

And lastly, if you are experiencing foot, ankle, knee or hip problems, a trip to the podiatrist may be just what the doctor ordered.

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