Fashion to the extremes often causes problems. One such example is that of sky high heels. With more and more women sporting high heels, health experts are increasingly concerned about the long-term damage these shoes are doing to their feet. Recent research suggests that up to a third of women suffer permanent problems as a result of their prolonged wearing of ‘killer heels’.
Ailments include hammer toes, bunions and damage to leg tendons. Many of these problems are caused by the increased pressure high heels put on the ball of the foot. In fact, experts say that the higher the heel, the greater the pressure. The knee and back can also be affected. Orthopaedics say that every woman must pay attention to her foot health.
When a shoe causes blisters or soreness, do not ignore it. Suffering from painful corns is not easy and this should not be unnoticed. These are again one of the common and minor problems caused by wearing high heels. If you must wear high heels then pay attention to the comfort level. Most women can avoid this by sticking to heels no higher than 1.5 inches. Of course, one doesn’t have to be wearing high heels every day, limit them as occasion wear.