News of the Weird: 'Stiletto surgery' is latest craze

  • Article by: CHUCK SHEPHERD , Wire services
  • Updated: February 8, 2013 - 12:30 PM

Women’s love-hate affairs with their shoes is the stuff of legends, but a Memphis, Tenn., podiatrist told Fox News in November of a recent increase in women deciding on what might be called the nuclear option — “stiletto surgery” — for horribly uncomfortable, yet irresistible, shoes. Either the shoe must go or part of the foot, and more are choosing the latter (or at least the pinky), to be removed or reduced by surgery. The Memphis doctor said he sees as many as 30 patients a month interested in the procedure.

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vegasgalFeb. 12, 1311:28 AM

Stilettos are the modern version of foot binding. I am very glad that I have gotten old enough that no one expects me to wear heels. However, I do have painful nerve damage in the balls of my feet and ongoing hip, knee and back problems after wearing them for 40 years. Perhaps someday in the future, women will not chose to endure pain to be fashionable but I doubt it. Social pressures are just to great.

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