Are Your Shoes Killing You? The High Heel Dilemma.
High heels can directly cause or influence a variety of foot complications. They can influence foot deformities such as bunions and hammertoes. They can cause heel pain, plantar fasciitis, stress fractures, and pain in the ball of the foot caused by a Morton's neuroma. Studies have also shown a thickening and shortening of the Achilles tendon related to extended use of high heels. High heels also alter the posture and how the body is aligned. This puts excess pressure on the knees and can cause them to break down and become arthritic.
Is the answer to never wear high heels? Absolutely not! But to wear them in moderation is key to allow years of enjoyment in the future. If you find it difficult to wear high heels because of foot pain, call our Houston podiatry office for an immediate consultation.