High Heel Stabbing on NYC Subway

High heels can act as weapons...even on your own feet!Here’s a crazy story from this past weekend in the Big Apple! Just before 5 a.m. on Friday morning, a man and woman riding the subway in Lower Manhattan got into an argument.

As the fight heated up and the train pulled to a stop, the woman took off her stiletto, stabbed the man in his scalp with the pointy heel of her shoe, and fled the scene.

Fortunately, the 26-year-old stabbing victim was not seriously hurt (though he did require several staples in his scalp), but the whole scenario once again got me thinking.

If the shoes you wear are sharp and pointy enough to be used as a weapon, they probably aren’t doing good things to your feet. Standing on a tiny point all day can affect the overall health of your feet, leaving you vulnerable to bunionsneuromas and hammertoes. Additionally, because of the crazy angle your feet sit at when you wear such high heels, repetitive stiletto wearing can alter your body physically, shortening your Achilles tendon and putting you at risk of developing Achilles tendinitis.

All of these foot problems can be very painful and serious, although of course not as serious as a pending murder charge. If you are in pain because of your frequent high-heel wearing, come see your Houston podiatrist for relief. 


Dr. Andrew Schneider
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Dr. Andrew Schneider is a podiatrist and foot surgeon at Tanglewood Foot Specialists in Houston, TX.
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