High Heels--Worth the Pain?

Published 07/17 2014 06:04PM

Updated 07/17 2014 06:07PM

High heels may look good, but what they do to your feet is anything but pretty. Podiatrists say high heels can cause stress fractures, tendentis,  bone spurs, and encourage the formation of bunion and hammertoe formation.

They can also affect other parts of the body. Podiatrist Dr. Jacqueline Sutera says, "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."
This could lead to arthritis,long term pain, and joint pain. The American Podiatric Medical Association recommends that women wear heels no higher than 2 inches. 
So the best solution may be to wear heels in moderation and pack a pair of flats. 

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