There are few women who haven’t spent a day or evening wearing high heels and suffered a degree of pain as a result.

Of course, there are plenty of us who squeeze our feet into heels every day and if that’s causing you discomfort there is a way you could alleviate the pain – dermal fillers for your feet.

Responding to a reader’s query in the Daily Mail, Dr Tracy Mountford revealed that dermal fillers can provide a kind of cushion for the foot and help make wearing heels less painful.

She explained that when we wear high heels we’re putting pressure on the metatarsal bones in the foot, which is what causes the pain.

Dermal fillers, which are more often used to help revitalise and rejuvenate faces, can be used to help relieve this pressure, Dr Mountford said.

If you opt for the procedure, the filler will be injected into the balls of your feet where you find the fat pad and hardened skin. “This provides extra padding to the pressure points and minimises pain,” she revealed.

Dr Mountford urged caution when finding someone who can perform the procedure, stressing that the therapist you choose should fully understand the anatomy of the foot and have had dermal filler training that shows them how to use it for this purpose.

If you’re not sure about having dermal fillers in your feet, you may be more comfortable with using them to improve your complexion. This particular procedure can be effective at improving the appearance of acne scars, for instance.