High heels in itself are painful to wear (and heels are bad for your feet) but specific foot problems can make wearing heels that much worse.
How to wear high heels after 50 and feel fabulous ... even with foot problems. If I invited you into my closet to view my gigantic collection of fabulous and fashionable shoes you would never think my shoe collection belonged to a grandmother with foot problems.
If you're wearing high heels on New Years, chances are your feet won't be celebrating. Rather, your feet will be experiencing high heel hell. Hours of partying in stilettos can cause all sorts of foot problems and pains throughout night, as well as lead to a high heel hangover the following day.
I find it interesting that virtually no articles on high heel risks suggest giving them up as a viable option, much less the one sure way to prevent or minimize these problems. Most simply suggest cutting back on how often you wear them and lowering the height -- I'm guessing because they realize that for many women, giving them up is simply not perceivable.
There are some easy solutions to solve these new developments that you have developed over the years and no, you do not need to have foot surgery just yet.