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HIGH HEELS WILL DAMAGE YOUR FEET, KNEES AND BACK

Post by on Thursday, November 11, 2021

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Prolonged wearing of high heels can cause a permanent damages like bunions, hammer toes. The higher the heels, the greater is the pressure. This can also affect the knee and back.So on wearing high heels continuously you are increasingly damaging you feet.

Modern ladies love to wear high heel fashionable shoes to make themselves look cool and trendy, but they neglect this simple but serious fact that it can be damaging to their health in the long run.

Wearing high heels goes against the normal structure of your feet and exerts pressure on your leg finger bones. This in turn exerts extra pressure on your ankle, calf, knees and back as well. Prolonged wearing of such high heel shoes will cause long term damage to these body parts and can lead to serious problems like: aching feet, ankle injuries, posture issues, joint degeneration, osteoarthritis, muscle shortening, muscle stiffnes, bunions, i.e bony growths at the base of big toe.

Extensive studies on high heel wear were conducted by American bio mechanists and biology scientists from the United Kingdom. The results confirmed the risks of damage and further added that wearing high heels will have negative effects on women's lifestyle. Wearing high heels over a period of time not only drastically reduced the flexibility of women's feet, but also made them less efficient in flat-shoed activities like running and women wearing high heels generally have a tendency to walk slowly, which in turn hampers their walking styles and much needed physical exercise.

Therefore, it is always better to wear flat, light and flexible footwear for long term health. If you are a fashion freek, you can consider wearing cute pair of flats or non-heeled boots, both at work and social gatherings.

Women who are compelled to wear high heels frequently must do stretching exercises regularly, like standing on a step with toes, making the heels drop down. This may reduce the damage to a certain extent.

 

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