A new workout for women started by a gym in Los Angeles involves breaking a sweat...in stilettos. This new workout can cause serious pain for your feet, despite the appealing nature of exercises. The purpose of working out in high heels is to strengthening your core but it can put a lot of pressure and tension not only on a your back, but especially on your feet.
Conditions like bunions and neuroma are very common with wearing high heels and to wear them while working out can make your chance of developing them even greater.
If wearing high heels has been giving your feet and/or ankle pain as a result of heels, you should seek the aid of a podiatrist like Dr. Zahid Ladha, F.A.C.F.A.S. of Foot First Podiatry who can determine the cause of your pain as well as provide appropriate treatment options for you.
Wearing High Heels and How it Affects Feet
High heels affect what parts of the body?
· Joints in the Ankle
· Balls of the Feet
· Achilles Tendon
· Knees – heels cause the knees to bend constantly, creating stress on them
· Back – they decrease the spine’s ability to absorb shock, which may lead to back pain. Also, the vertebrae of the lower back may compress.
What problems can arise from long term use of high heels?
· Morton’s Neuroma
· Plantar Fasciitis
How can I maintain my foot health and still wear high heels?
For more information on maintaining proper foot health while wearing high heels, visit our link at the bottom.
If you have any questions, contact our office in New Albany, IN. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.
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