Heel Lovers Are Embracing Foot Botox To Ease Pain From Their Favorite Shoes

Many people who love wearing a height-altering, fashionable shoe, like the classic heel, know how painful it can be to fit in with modern beauty and fashion standards (via PhysioDC). While there is a variety of footwear options out there with modern comfort implemented into them, including some high heel styles, that isn't the case for every pair of shoes. But that doesn't mean you have to stop wearing them. Perhaps your favorite pair of heels is too good to give up simply because of the pain.


Finding ways to better handle the pain of wearing heels can feel challenging, but it doesn't always have to be. Today, there are plenty of ways to help increase your comfort when doing so. One of those ways is through foot Botox, and sometimes dermal fillers. As unconventional as it may seem at first, foot Botox can help ease the pain for those who love wearing heels often, per Highsnobiety. It's a method many people opt for to address high heel pain as well as a variety of other medical conditions of the feet.

What is foot Botox?

When you think of Botox, you might think about the kind that goes into the face, made of a toxin derived from clostridium botulinum. Botox of the face is often used to treat wrinkles, excessive sweating, migraines, and more, per MedlinePlus. Recently, there has been a surge of foot Botox treatments because many of these same benefits can be applied to the feet as well, particularly for those experiencing foot pain as a result of wearing heels. Generally, Botox helps with heel-related pain by blocking the chemical signals from the nerves which are responsible for contracting muscles.


In a similar procedure, inserting dermal fillers into the balls of the feet can also create a pillowy, cushioned layer to protect bones, joints, and nerves from the painful pressure of the heels, per Essential Aesthetics. Both Botox and fillers are popular options for many people to continue wearing their favorite pairs of heels without fully sacrificing comfort, all in the name of style and fashion.

Why foot Botox is in high-demand now

Foot Botox can be a great solution for anyone trying to address the damage that has already been done from wearing heels, or wanting to prevent the development of medical issues in their feet that stem from wearing heels. According to Essential Aesthetics, Botox can treat a variety of medical conditions of the feet, in addition to soreness and cramps from wearing uncomfortable shoes. 


While not a new concept, foot Botox is so relevant now because many people got used to life without heel pain during the COVID-19 pandemic. As Fast Company reports, the reluctance of women to wear heels again when the time came to return to the office led to some start-up companies becoming hugely successful through the sales of comfortable flat work shoes.

"Strange as it may sound, two years of Covid have left many of us in even more agony from the sharp return of towering heels," board-certified dermatologist and founder of Beverly Hills-based AVA MD Dr. Ava Shamban tells Fashionista.

It's now more acceptable to ditch the heels in favor of flats, but if you can't part with your heels, it's good to know that there is pain relief available.