Greatist asks Dr. Reid, “What Really Happens when you wear High Heels?”

Family Podiatry Center Dr. Marlene Reid in the Media, In The Media

“Damage can start a lot earlier than you think” -Dr. Reid- Wearing high heels can have negative and painful effects on the body which include problems with your feet, toes, knees, hips, and back, but there are ways to reduce the pain and possible long term damage that high heels can be responsible for. Alyssa Raiola, writer for Greatist, posted an article alongside Dr Marlene Reid highlighting the problems you can expect to feel in each body part and what can be done to prevent further injury and damage. What Really …

Dr Reid | Good Housekeeping | Your heels are too high

Family Podiatry Center Dr. Marlene Reid in the Media

Pain in the ball of the foot is a common occurrence for anyone who frequently wears high heels. Dr. Marlene Reid was asked by Good Housekeeping why high heels contribute to foot pain in the October article feature 12 Surprising Reasons Why Your Feet Hurt. Anything over 2.5 inches can cause seven times the pressure on the ball of the foot. Additional tips: Have a second pair of shoes with a lower heel. Wear stacked heels instead of thin heels. Maximum height of heel should …

Frostbite – Should Health Women Worry?

Family Podiatry Center Dr. Marlene Reid in the Media

When we think of frostbite in Chicago and other large cities, most people think of the homeless and others out without proper foot protection from the elements. But working women, especially those who commute downtown, should also be cautious! So many of my patients commute to the city. They take the train from Naperville or surrounding western suburbs and walk to their offices from the train. I can tell you that most of these women are not wearing Uggs as part of their winter foot …

I love Kitten Heels

Family Podiatry Center Dr. Marlene Reid in the Media

As a woman, a female podiatrist and the American Podiatric Medical Association’s expert on shoes, especially women’s shoes – I must say that I do NOT agree with the statements made  here in Yahoo this morning about Kitten Heels!  I think they are the perfect alternative to heels for women who want or need to feel dressed up.  The height is perfect and the usually skinny heel is not an issue with sidewalk cracks!  All women know what to avoid walking over when wearing skinny heals …