10 High Heel Concerns Infographic

Wearing high heels is often seen as a way to enhance a woman’s appearance, but it can lead to foot problems due to the unnatural pressure placed on the balls of the feet. For instance, Morton’s neuroma, a nerve damage condition, causes sharp pain or numbness between the third and fourth toes due to the pressure exerted by high heels. Bunions, which occur when the base of the big toe juts out, result from the cramped space in narrow toe boxes. Hammertoes, characterized by an unnatural bend in the toe joints, arise from the excessive compression caused by high heels. Achilles tendonitis is another concern, where the Achilles tendon becomes stiff and shortened due to frequent high-heel use. This condition makes the tendon more prone to inflammation and injury. Corns, painful hardened skin areas on the tops and sides of the toes, also develop from high heels’ constant friction and pressure. Metatarsalgia, presenting as a sharp or burning pain in the ball of the foot, can spread to other body parts as one compensates for the pain. Stress fractures, tiny cracks in the bones, are common in the lower legs or feet due to the repetitive stress high heels place on these areas. Additionally, high heels increase the risk of ankle sprains as they shift the wearer’s center of balance, making them more unstable. Plantar fasciitis, characterized by pain in the heel or arch, results from inflammation of the plantar fascia, often exacerbated by high-heel wear. Finally, “pump bump,” or Haglund’s Syndrome, develops from continuous pressure on the back of the heel, typically from stiff-backed high heels. This condition causes a painful bony protrusion and inflammation.

source: https://myfootdoc.com/the-top-10-reasons-you-might-want-to-rethink-high-heels/


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