PODIATRIST DEMONSTRATES DESTRUCTIVE FORCES FROM WEARING HIGH HEELS
posted: Oct 16, 2019.
For many women, it's a love-hate relationship between them and their heels. At the end of the day, they aren't willing to sacrifice style for comfort. In a recent survey of women, 42 percent say they wear shoes that hurt. A startling 73 percent admitted to already having a shoe-related foot issue like bunions, corns, calluses, or hammertoes. "You know when they become a condition that affects you on a daily basis, it's time to talk about some surgery," says Dr. Jordanna Baker of Coastal Podiatry Associates.
|Dr. Jordanna Baker, X-rays With and Without High Heels|
In a rare look of what's inside those heels, Dr. Baker took an x-ray of the foot with and without heels, remarking that when a foot is inside a heel, "that's almost a 90 degree angle right there, so there's an excessive amount of pressure right here, and directly under the heel, and the Achilles tendon is contracted," Dr. Baker says. "Over time, those become major deforming forces on the foot." What many may not realize is that as we get older, the fat pad in the bottom of our foot actually diminishes. With less cushion between bone and shoe, it makes wearing high-heels very difficult to bear.
Source: Heather Biance, WMBF
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
Brought to you by Doctor John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto's foot clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.