Top 5 Harmful Effects of wearing High Heels

Look at exactly what are you suffering for sake of fashion.

Stylish High Heels
Stylish High Heels

The stilettos and high heels are in vogue and trendy in the fashion market. From teen girls to married women of any ages, the trend of wearing high heels is on top. Not only does the high heels made you look taller but also sexier and graceful when matched with your favourite dress or gown.

But have you ever thought that these killer high heels will harm your body? Surprised to read? But actually many of them are aware of the pros and cons of wearing high heels but they ignore them in the name of fashion. Statistics show that high heels are one of the biggest factors leading to foot problems in women.

Read on to know the top 5 harmful effects of wearing high heels.

  • Lower Back pain
Lower Back Pain
Lower Back Pain

The high heels are actually created keeping the trend and fashion in mind and not comfort. Yes, it is true! There is usually a lot less support in heels than in running shoes or in sandals. The constant pressure on the balls of your feet causes weight distribution to be less and ultimately leads to lower back pain. The nerves in the lower back area also bear stress because of the odd posture held when wearing high heels.

  • Foot pain
Foot Pain
Foot Pain

Generally, your feet act like a spring loaded, weight istributing shock absorbers, cushioning your skeleton from crazy amounts of hammering. Jampack these engineering marvels into the high heels and… OUCH! See what you have done, you have shifted much of your body mass on to the balls of your feet and on your tiny delicate toe bones. Actually, the higher the heel, the bigger is the impact. Sources say that 4-inch stilettos can up the amount of pressure on the front of the foot by 30% or more… OMG! Sashaying like this all the time could usher in bone and nerve damage.

  • Sore Calves
Sore Calves
Sore Calves

This ill effect is often passing once you get used to wearing high heels. However, wearing heels forces your ankles to bend forward which is a movement that could restrict circulation in lower limbs. Daily wearing of high heels not only causes sore calves but also extends veins in your legs. Once the veins begin to stick out from your legs, they don’t usually tend to go back in. this causes soring of calves and it can create some ugly looking legs for women who once prided herself of having beautiful looking legs. This is something to keep in mind if you are a perennial heels wearer.

  • Harmful Effects on Knees
Harmful effect on knees
Harmful effect on knees

Another pro shock absorber, the knee is the largest joint in our body. The study shows that high heels could dramatically make strong effect on Knees. The frequent use of high heels can put extra stress on the inner sides of the knees. Fast-tracking the wear and tear can lead to Osteoarthritis.

  • Harmful effect on Spine

It is a very common problem for some women that they experienced lower back pain after long hours of walking or standing on high heels. Doctors and therapists evaluate that wearing high heels causes an increase in the lumbar curve area of the spine.

Harmful effect on spine
Harmful effect on spine

Our human spine possesses four curves known as the cervical, thoracic, lumbar and sacral curves.

The main function of the curves is to act like as a shock absorber during walking or running and reduce the stress on the vertebrae. When wearing high heels, there is an impact on these curves especially the lumbar curve. Our body gets tilted forward at around 15 degree when wearing high heels thus; it decreases the spine’s ability to absorb shock and ultimately causes harmful effect on spine.

The final word on foot health

Don’t let your senses of style lame your ability to stand or step pain-free. “Your feet are quite literally, your base support, rather more than a treasure. If your feet aren’t happy, nothing above them will be ever”.  So friends, take a closer look at your shoe selection and take small steps now to prohibit big foot problems in near future. Have a healthy day ahead 🙂

 

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