Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The Hazards of High Heels
Tendonitis is a problem, too. Any heel higher than two inches can shorten the Achilles tendon (the one behind your heel) and cause long-term pain. If you must wear high heels, then limit the time when you wear and walk in them. For special occasions, slip them off on the way to the event and on the way back. Choose styles that don't cramp your toes - very pointy shoes cause even more problems, such as nerve inflammation between the toes. Another style to avoid is backless shoes, which can cause toes to grab the bottom of the shoe for traction, which increases the risk of hammertoes. Experts recommend low heels, good arch support, a solid heel and wide toe box.