The highs and lows of stilettos-Could this shoe ruin your health?
It is no secret that women have been enjoying high heels for a long time. Now that the heels are becoming even higher and thinner, women seem to love them more and more. This trend will never stop.
Anybody who is into fashion would wear them.
But why? Don’t they hurt? “Oh, absolutely,”. “They wear them because of how they look.”
Stilettos make a woman look great, according to a lecturer from East StroudsburgUniversity
“They are alluring to men and make your legs appear longer,” she said, warning, though, that women
wearing stilettos should use their abdominal muscles more in order to maintain good posture.
Stilettos are used in many styles. Some have platforms and others are flat, but the flat ones are more fashionable now. Some have closed toes and some are the strappy sandal types. Shoes with stiletto heels are now even worn for casual wear.
The heels range from about three inches to a towering nine inches or more.
Some people change into them at work and then kick them off when they are sitting at their desks. They put them on only when they have to get up and look wonderful.
A Podiatrist’s view
Stiletto heels are very bad. Anything above a two-inch heel is bad for the feet.
Not only do stilettos change a woman’s posture, but the thinness of the heel affects her stability. With the thinner heel, you are more likely to sprain an ankle.
High heels with platforms are even more dangerous than the stilettos with flat fronts. They are worse for the stability because the front of the foot is not on the ground.
Stilettos can hurt your feet permanently.
Among other things, they can cause hammertoes. This condition causes the toes to contract and stay contracted.
The price of beauty
The shoes could also cause bunions, the bump on the side of the big toe caused by the tightness of the shoe. Once (hammertoes and bunions) form, which could happen in as little as a couple of years, they are there permanently. The stilettos could also cause knee, back and hip problems.
Heels could also cause corns and calluses, toenail problems, a shortening of the Achilles tendon, Haglund’s deformity (inflammation of the bony enlargement on the back of your heel), neuromas (“a neuroma causes a sharp, burning pain on the ball of your foot and stinging or numbness in your toes”), joint pain in the ball of your foot, and stress fractures.
Feet are damaged as a result of the wrong shoes.
To keep feet healthy, people should look for a sneaker-type shoe with plenty of room in the toe.
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