According to the American Podiatric Medical Association, 39 percent of women wear high heels every day. Nearly three out of four have a shoe-related foot problem.
Some of the biggest foot problems are blisters, corns, calluses, and other forms of skin trauma. Heels over two inches alter the way you walk. A heel more than three inches puts seven times – SEVEN TIMES! – the pressure on the ball of your foot than heels under three inches. This increase in pressure leads to increased friction – which in turn causes the blisters, corns, and calluses to develop. So if you are into designer high heels you might be looking at future foot problems!
To prevent skin trauma on your foot, you have a few different options. First, you can apply bandages or tapes to your skin. Bandages can act as a protective outer barrier. However, not all bandages reduce friction – the cause of blisters, corns, and calluses – and bandages are often difficult to keep on the foot. Friction, bathing, and oils from the skin all make it difficult to keep bandages and tape in place on the foot.
Second, at least in theory, you can wear socks. Some socks are specially designed to reduce friction. However, for most people wearing high heels, socks are not an option.
Third, you can use lotions, oils, or powders. For a while such materials can reduce friction. However, as time passes, these materials quickly wear off and the problem returns.
Finally, you can use a friction management interface. Tamarack™ Habilitation Technologies has developed a patented, friction management interface called ENGO®. ENGO® offers a number of advantages:
· ENGO® applies to the inside of footwear; not to the feet.
· ENGO® patches remain in place for an extended length of time – in many cases, for months.
· ENGO® offers targeted friction relief right to the spot where it hurts.
· ENGO® patches are ultra-thin, so they don’t change the way your shoes fit.
· ENGO® patches can be trimmed to any size. This is especially important for high heels because in many cases it may be straps that are causing you pain.
If you read the testimonials at Tamarack’s website, www.goengo.com you will see how effective ENGO® has been for women. The company has assured us, that these are authentic, unsolicited testimonials.
Tamarack™ is willing to offer readers of The Fashionable Housewife™ a free sample of ENGO®. Simply contact Tamarack™ at firstname.lastname@example.org and mention that you heard about ENGO® at The Fashionable Housewife™. Tamarack™ will send you a FREE SAMPLE right away!