Queen Letizia, who turns 50 next September 15, suffers from a painful disease called metatarsalgia.
On the occasion of the birthday of the Spanish consort ‘El País Semanal’ made a report with little known details about the mother of Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofia, including the disease she suffers from in her feet.
What is Queen Letizia’s illness?
The report tells that the wife of King Felipe suffers from metatarsalgia, a painful condition caused by inflammation in the sole of the foot, specifically between the area of the birth of the toes and the point where the body supports the weight when walking.
The Mayo Clinic website states that “high-heeled shoes, which transfer extra weight to the front of the foot, are a common cause of metatarsalgia in women.” It adds that if left untreated, the condition can cause pain in other parts of the foot or pain in other areas of the body, such as the lower back or hip.
The Spanish publication reveals that due to this condition the monarch detests high heels, a surprise considering the large collection she owns.
“She suffers continuous pain in one foot due to chronic metatarsalgia, the result of excessive use of high heels, which she abhors,” the article reveals.
Everything seems to indicate that the queen has been suffering from this condition for some time and possibly that is why during this summer she dispensed with heels altogether and opted to wear espadrilles or flat shoes.