Botox Used to Combat High-Heel Pain

Doctors are using Botox injections to cure high-heel wearers of a condition known as “stilettotarsal,” or pain in the soft tissue of the ball of the foot.

Caused by years of tottering around on high heels, many women are forced to forgo wearing their favorite Manolo Blahniks and opt for flats instead.

The Botox is injected into the metatarsal region and plumps up the ball of the foot, protecting the nerves and soft tissue.

The metatarsal is one of five cylinder shaped bones in the foot.

Botox is approved by the Food and Drug Administrated to treat wrinkles and frown lines in the U.S., but it has also been used for off-label purposes for conditions such as excessive sweating and migraines.

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