Sarah Jessica Parker, a popular actress from the successful show Sex and the City, has recently said to numerous media outlets that she will only wear high heels as celebrity appearances due to serious foot problems she has enduring from them. Research has recently shown that high heels can cause serious damage in a woman’s feet.
According to foot expert Jacqueline Ramsay of Corporate Chiropody, the constant wearing of high heels as well as the sudden switch from this type of footwear to flats can cause serious damage to one’s tendons and possibly the emergence of hammertoes. “Hammer toes result from shoes that don’t fit properly or a muscle imbalance, usually in combination with other factors” said Ramsay. The best possible solution for women who are persistent wearers of high heels is to not switch suddenly to wearing flats but gradually train the feet to wear wedges.
If wearing high heels have been giving your foot or ankle pain and have been causing problems as a result, you should seek the aid of a podiatrist like Dr. Michael Wynn of Foot Care Associates of Texas, P.A who can determine the cause of your pain as well as provide appropriate treatment options for you.
Effects of High Heels on the Feet
High heels are popular shoes among women because they are associated with femininity. Despite their appeal, they can cause many health problems if worn too frequently.
What parts of my body will be affected by high heels?
· Achilles Tendon
· Balls of the Feet
· Knees – heels cause the knees to bend constantly, creating stress on them
What kinds of foot problems can develop from wearing high heels?
· Plantar Fasciitis
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