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PODIATRIST STATES CHRONIC WEARING OF HIGH HEELS MIGHT SHORTEN ACHILLES TENDON

 

 

 

Warmer weather provides a great opportunity for dressing up, and for many women that includes slipping on a pair of high heels to complete the look. It also means millions of teenage girls are sliding into stilettos for prom. According to Clarksburg podiatrist Dr. Keith Newman, his two concerns for those who wear heels 2 inches or higher would be the effects from the increased load on the forefoot and the potential for adaptation of the Achilles tendon.
 
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Dr. Keith Newman
 
 
The Achilles tendon may shorten in individuals who wear heels as it adapts to the shortened position from the higher heeled shoe, he said. “Some people will adapt over years or decades of use, and then they may not be able to wear flat shoes effectively anymore without pain,” Newman said.
 
Source: JoAnn Snoderly, The Exponent Telegram [4/23/18]
 
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
 
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