It is common knowledge that Botox treatments are generally used to help remove wrinkles and help people to keep their youthful appearance. Besides that, however, Botox has some unconventional uses as well. Here are three more ways Botox can be helpful.
Decreases Foot Pain Caused by High Heels
According to one particular study, 49% of women over the age of 18 wear high heels. And a large majority of these women, (71%) complain that wearing high heels hurts their feet. If you're a woman who loves your high heels, there are some things you can do to help prevent the pain that's caused by wearing them.
A few common ways to prevent foot pain caused by wearing high heels is to not wear them every day and also to keep the heel on the shorter side. Some podiatrists recommend not wearing a heel higher than 2 inches. If, however, you're bound and determined to wear high heels and wear them often, Botox can actually help to reduce the amount of pain you feel.
Effectively Treats TMJ and Jaw Tension
According to some estimates, over 10 million Americans suffer from temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders (TMJ). If you experience any of the following symptoms, you most likely have TMJ:
While it's not considered a serious problem for most people, those who have TMJ or jaw tension do experience pain and discomfort. The good news is, Botox has become an effective way to treat TMJ and tension in the jaw. Besides relieving jaw tension, Botox can also help to relieve headaches associated with grinding the teeth and can minimize lock jaw.
Helps to Treat Strabismus
While it might not be widely known that Botox can help to treat strabismus (also known as crossed eyes), it has actually been used to treat this eye condition since the 1970s. Botox has proven to be an effective and safe way to help change the position of the eyes in both adults and children. Besides treating crossed eyes, Botox has been effective in treating blurred vision and reducing eyelid spasms as well.
Whether you're suffering from foot pain from wearing high heels, TMJ, or crossed eyes, Botox treatments have proven to be an effective form of treatment for all three conditions.
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