We often hear other women say “My feet are killing me.” This is not an uncommon phrase uttered by most women who have great affinity with killer-stilettos. There are great reasons why wearing high heels are not beneficial to one’s footsie. Here are some reasons:
- Causes over-crowding of the toes
- Little support on the spine
- Causes “neuroma” where tiny veins are pinched by wearing very tight shoes causing tissue to build around the area. Severe pain is an outcome of this condition.
- Causes our foot and ankle to walk on supinated position posing greater risk of losing balance
- Causes poor alignment on the back because of we tend to lean forward, throwing the normal “s-curve” of our spine displaced
- Significant pressure is set on the ball of the foot. Continuous pressure on the plantar will result to foot deformities like hammer toes, bunions, corns and callus
- Low heels
- Occasional wearing of high heels is allowed..again, on certain occasions. Ladies out there, don’t “create” occasions just to justify the need to be on the heels!
- Have foot spa and massage
- Some podiatrists recommend the “wedge” heels should you really need to wear a high heel shoes
(Photo source: MINE! My foot, my leg, my wedge shoes!)