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High Heel Health

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High Heel Health

High Heel Health

 

The story today is about high heels. And yes, guys wear shoes with heels too so its not just a problem for females.

Sexy? Yes! But, lets look past aesthetics for a minute and talk about the high heel and your health.

“Statistics show that high heels are one of the biggest factors leading to foot problems in women, with up to a third suffering permanent problems as a result of prolonged wear.” – Osteopathic Association.

Permanent problem? From a shoe? How does that even happen?

A High Heel 2” and higher causes your weight to shift forward in your shoes, making your body compensate by leaning back. It can cause plantar fasciitis and strain in your hip, knees, and back.

Weight-shift When Wearing High Heel

Weight-shift When Wearing High Heel

Heres even more information on the effects of high heels

You may not be ready to give up your high heel just yet. So, here is how to reduce the impact on your joints while keeping your feet in a high heel:

Stretch (calves and low back)

Reduce the height of the heel

Choose softer insoles

Wear heels on days that you will be limiting your walking or standing

 

Think about your health when choosing a shoe to wear.

And remember:

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