If you are a woman who loves to wear high heeled shoes on a regular basis, then we might have some bad news for you! Yes, wearing high heeled shoes can have certain negative effects on your health!
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Imagine this, it's your friend's birthday party and you are wearing your favourite little black dress, so you want to match your dress with a pair of stilettos. Well, if you wear high heels occasionally, it may not pose the health effects.
However, when you do it on a regular basis, that is, if you wear high heels to work every day, walk in them, climb stairs in them, too often, then it could definitely be bad for your health!
It is understandable that most women would want to wear high heeled shoes often, especially these days, where there is a whole array of high heeled shoes available! Stilettos, wedged, high-heeled pumps - you name it!
Have a look at some of the health hazards of wearing high heeled shoes.
1. Negative Effects On The Feet
When you are wearing high heels, your feet are not flat on the flat on the ground, but they are elevated at the heels on your feet, while your toe points downwards. This position, when kept up for a long time can limit the blood flow to your feet, causing feet pain and injuries. In addition, since you are balancing most of your body weight, just on your toes, it could also lead to damage of the toe bones.
2. Negative Effects On The Spine
When your feet are flat on the ground, especially when you are moving about, your spine remains in an S-shaped curve, which acts as a natural shock absorber and reduces the stress on the vertebra. When you wear heels, your spine becomes flat and straight, and this unnatural alignment of your spine can cause back pain and serious spinal cord injuries.
3. Negative Effects On The Knees
Many people, who wear high heels on a regular basis complain of knee pain, because, while walking in high heels, the knees would be bending in an unnatural position, thus putting a lot of strain on the knee joints. High heels can also cause osteoarthritis of the knees.