Taylor Swift Tries to Shake Off Tendinitis

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Strappy heels and a tendinitis brace? Not a good combo, Taylor Swift! Performing in Shanghai last week, Taylor Swift added an odd accessory to her sparkly platform heels and glittery unitards—a big black ankle brace. According to a fan’s report, the star is suffering from a bout of Achilles tendinitis—an injury caused by inflammation in the Achilles tendon that is experienced as pain in the back of the foot and ankle.

Swift’s fans were so impressed that she stuck to her guns—and her high heels—in spite of her injury, but as a Houston podiatrist, I found her decision very worrisome.

You really don’t want to mess with your Achilles tendon—tendinitis, if left untreated, can progress, even leading to a rupture. And if your Achilles tendon ruptures, you will be facing surgery and months of recovery.

The good news is, tendinitis can usually be treated with RICE: Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation, but it’s also very important to wear the supportive shoes, especially when doing an athletic activity like dancing on stage.

So yes, for fans, it’s pretty cool that Taylor can “Shake Off” her ankle injury, but to me, she’s just asking for more problems. Take my advice, Taylor: at 5”10, you can afford to slip on some flats and give that ankle a break while you heal!

Dr. Andrew Schneider
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Dr. Andrew Schneider is a podiatrist and foot surgeon at Tanglewood Foot Specialists in Houston, TX.
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