Toes, heels, ball, and arch. All are parts of the feet. Next come the ankles, a separate entity that’s not so separate. Some feet are unkempt and unsightly. Some are nicely pedicured, soft and flirty, but all can be stinky and are often dirty. After all, they’re situated on the floor and ground or sweltering in shoes most of the time.
I like to go barefoot a lot, even though I don’t believe my feet particularly cute or sexy. The truth is, shoes and I don’t get along extremely well, even though I’ve been known to don four-inch heels. I do prefer a nice pedicure with bright polish, but these days I’m not very happy with my get-me-where-I’m-going appendages. They’re a pain – quite literally. I’ve sought advice from family and friends, have added insoles to my shoes and even my house slippers. I’ve done stretching exercises with them, walked a lot, rested them, and still they ache as if I have perpetual stone bruises. One heel almost feels like there’s something pulling back as I walk.
Next step? Podiatrist. Any advice or ideas on what the problem is from my readers?