A pair of high pointy heels can make legs look longer, but this style is often accompanied by pain. Although it is known that high heels are harmful to health and affect leg comfort, it does not stop women from frequently wearing them, perhaps daily. Women often make sacrifices because of fashion, but what is the cost? Studies have shown that high heels can be harmful to the spine, the hip, knee, to the ankles and your feet, since wearing them, changes body stance. The following information may make you consider shopping a smaller heel next time.

Knee

The posture when walking in high heels, increases the forces exerted on the inner part of the knee, the knee area that displays most often osteoarthritis. The pressure in the inner mesarthrio increases by 26% when a woman is wearing high heels.

Calf and Achilles tendon

The muscles of the calf and Achilles tendon are twitching all time you’re wearing high heels because of the angle formed at the ankle. This may cause shortening of the muscles and the Achilles tendon.

Swelling in the back of the heel

The hard back or a string that high heels can have can irritate the heel bone and create a bone deformation known as Haglund’s disease.

Sprained ankle

The balance is affected and this increases the likelihood of falls that can cause a sprain or even a fracture.

 Metatarsalgia

High heels increase the pressure on the front part of the foot, which receives far greater proportion of body weight. This causes pain in the joints.

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Bunion

The heel is close to the front part responsible for the known distortion that, often plagued women and bothers not only the aesthetic but also causes them pain.

 Morton neuroma

The narrow front can cause thickening of the tissue around the small sensory nerves of the fingers (usually between the 3rd and 4th) causing pain and numbness in the fingers.

 Hammertoes

The narrow front of high-heeled causes bending joints of the fingers and this results in weakness of the muscles to hold the toes which horizontally with time occurs without the foot in the shoe.

Posture

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Right

  • The loin is a normal lordosis
  • The calf muscles are relaxed
  • The body weight is distributed over the entire surface of the foot

Left

  • The chest comes forward
  • The lumbar lordosis is greater and brought forward
  • More pressure on the knees
  • Increases the pressure on the front part of the foot

Tips

✓ Avoid long use of wearing high-heeled
✓ Stretch the calf and the foot before and after
✓ Try to limit the heel to 5 points
✓ Buy shoes in the afternoon when feet are at their largest size
✓ Avoid pointy shoes
✓ Prefer leather bottom to prevent slipping

Buy a variety of Shoes

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