by Patti Neighmond , NPR.org
October 18, 2010
(NPR.org) – Robin Powers, 53, hauls a bag of shoes into her appointment with podiatrist Emily Cook at Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Powers, who works in the fashion industry, has been suffering from foot pain.
Probably in the past five years, I’ve noticed a real shift in my foot,” she says. “It’s narrow in the back and wide in the front, and my arches are falling.” She suspects it has something to do with the bunions she inherited from her mother — and the high heels and strappy sandals she wore as a young adult.