Like most women, you go for those gorgeous high heel shoes to polish and complete your magnificent style, Right? Let’s just face it, heels are the icing on a wardrobe! Yet, heels are no different from most beauty statements - You can‘t have the experience without a little pain and suffering!
Did you know that according to the experts, “One in 10 women wear high heels at least three days a week and a third have fallen while wearing them. Furthermore, 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!
“Extended wear of high heels and continually bending your toes into an unnatural position can cause a range of ailments, from ingrown toenails to irreversible damage to leg tendons. Additionally, cramming your toes into a narrow toe box can cause nerve damage and bunions," says Dr. Natalie A. Nevins, DO.
The pump puts a tremendous amount of stress on the knees, causing the knees to withstand more pressure than what they are designed for, and can give rise to a condition called osteoarthritis, often associated with age, weight and injuries.
Teenagers are at even a greater risk of hip and spine issues during adulthood, due to wearing heels at such an early age before their bodies have fully developed. DO YOU HAVE TO GIVE UP WEARING HIGH HEELS? According to the experts, the answer is “NO”!
Here are 8 great tips for wearing stylish and comfortable shoes:
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