The Health Dangers of High Heels

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Women seem to love their high heels

They may look good, but what they’re doing to our feet is anything but pretty.

“High heels can cause stress fractures, tendonitis, all types of bone spurs and encourage bunion and hammertoe formation. It happens every day that patients come in to my office with these problems,” said Dr. Jacqueline Sutera, a podiatrist.

It can also affect other parts of the body.

“When the body weight goes to the ball of your foot the whole skeleton really has to compensate so the knees and hips jet forward and then your back has to hyper extend backwards. This completely mal aligns not just your foot, but the entire skeleton,” said Dr. Sutera.

This could lead to arthritis, long term pain and joint pain.

Still, most women don’t want to give up their shoe lust.

The American Podiatric Medical Association recommends that women wear heels no higher than two inches.

 

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