The Mexican actress tore two ligaments in her foot last year and as part of her recovery she had to forgo her beloved stilettos, a wardrobe restriction she struggled with.
During an appearance on `The David Letterman Show`, the 5ft 1in beauty said: "The worst part about it is you can`t wear heels. You`ve never been a Mexican short woman! This is tragic. I often say, had it not been for high heels, I would still be in Coatzacoalcos with 10 kids!"
Salma, 45, says doctors are keen for her to undergo surgery to correct her foot, but says she`s too scared to.
She revealed: "They want me to have surgery but I`m not keen. I don`t like surgery."
And it`s not just surgery on her foot that Salma is worried about.
The 45-year-old star - who has a four-year-old daughter Valentina, with husband Francois-Henri Pinault - says cosmetic surgery gives her the "heebie-jeebies".
She said: "When I was 16, I looked 19. When I was 19, I looked 25. But I got stuck on 25 - thank God! - until I was 35. So that was good. But it`s also important to take care of your skin because if you`re not careful, one day you`ll wake up and a spider will have taken over your face and you`ll be full of lines.
"I have no Botox. The thought of a needle coming to my forehead, it really gives me the heebie-jeebies. So I`d rather put on my creams. It`s fun, it smells good, and it`s relaxing. Am I opposed to doing it later? I don`t know. I want to see how far I can go."