The top 10 major costs …
- Knee pain: Altered walking through wearing high heels has an effect of much of the body. It puts the knee under pressure, pushing the knee cap and bottom of the thigh bone closer together which can result in knee pain.
- Calf discomfort: It causes the calf muscle to contract to adjust to the high heels resulting in shortening and tightness of the calf.
- Achilles and heel pain: The Achilles tendon shortens when high heels are worn so rendering it more difficult to place the heel on the floor. This can cause heel pain.
- Pump bump: The rigid backs or straps on heels can irritate and cause a bony lump on the back of the heel.
- Ankle injuries: High Heels make balancing harder: wearing heels increases the risk of falling, which could lead to a sprained or broken ankle.
- Metatarsalgia: High heels force the body’s weight to be redistributed. This puts pressure on the ball of the foot, causing the ligaments to weaken and the bones to drop.
- Morton’s neuroma: wearing narrow pointed shoes forces the forefoot together causing the surrounding tissues to thicken and put pressure on the nerves.
- Bunions: wearing narrow pointed shoes can cause a bony growth on the base of the big toe, which forces the big toe to angle inwards towards the other toes causing pain.
- Hammer toe: Narrow fronted shoes causes the toes to shorten until even in wider shoes the toes are unable to straighten, resulting in pain.
- Postural changes: Heels push the centre of body mass forwards taking the hips and spine out of alignment.
If you are suffering with party feet then we have a range of treatments at the Centre which can help you, just give us a call on 01480 455221 for more information.