Women commonly make sacrifices for fashion, but at what price? Studies have shown that these shoes can be costly in more ways than one, taking their toll on your spine, hips, knees, ankles and feet, while altering your posture and gait. Research has been done to help educate and convince women to take this passion down a notch.
Frequently wearing high heels, can cause long-term issues, because you are continually bending your toes into an unnatural position. This can cause a range of ailments, from ingrown toenails to irreversible damage to one’s leg tendons. Additionally, cramming your toes into a narrow, pointed toe box can cause nerve damage and bunions. High heels have also been linked to overworked or injured leg muscles, osteoarthritis of the knee, plantar fasciitis and low back pain.