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Feet-numbing spray will allow women to wear uncomfortable high heels


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Feet-numbing spray will allow women to wear uncomfortable high heels

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Dec 19, 2013

If you are a woman, would you be willing to use a spray that numbs your feet just so you could wear high heels?

Dr. Randal Haworth, a plastic surgeon in Los Angeles, believes that she has found a way to end pain that can be caused by wearing high heels.

She has invented a spray, called Heel No Pain,  that is designed to numb a person's feet for hours.

The numbing spray, which has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, is scheduled to hit store shelves in two weeks, and it claims to make high heels and stilettos comfortable.

A woman would use the spray on her feet up to four times a day. The spray goes into effect 10 to 15 minutes after it is sprayed. The numbing effects last for two to three hours.

The stiletto-friendly spray by Biochemistry is the only foot product that contains lidocaine HCI, which contains a local anesthetic agent typically used by dentists and doctors.

Critics say that the spray may not be such a good idea. Many claim that the pain is there for a reason -- to let a person know when they are doing something that is not good for them.

Joyce Lupiani

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Joyce Lupiani, who is based in Las Vegas at KTNV-TV Channel 13, is a contributor to