High heels – a risk to health
Besides dislocations, twists, corns and foot pain caused by high heels shoes, women are exposed to higher risks, they can have serious effects on the spine, muscles and overall balance of the body.
Whether you used to wear high heels or still using and is a nightmare for you, next time you are wearing this type of shoes, you should think twice before choosing a pair of shoes or boots on the shelf. Here’s why:
High heelsand their effecton the body
5 cm – This is the height above which frames are particularly dangerous. It seems that a day of heels walk exerta pressure of several tons on toes, leading to deformities of mounts, that are the bony prominences of the feet thumbs or other fingers which are forced to stay for hours in an uncomfortable position. For example, moving of the bone at the base of the thumb side may worsen due to a pair of uncomfortable shoes that squeeze the foot and put a lot of pressure on them. Also, you get to suffer from ,,metatarsalgia’’, a condition characterized by pain and inflammation of the metatarsal bones due to body weight that is “pushed” in front because of heel height and whose chances of occurrence increases with age.
Particularly affected may be and Achilles tendon, the largest tendon in the body that connects the heel to the calf muscles, shortening and narrowing so that when you wear a payment shoe, inflammation and pain can occur. Also, if you wear these shoes every day can make you suffer from arthritis, the pressure on the inner side of the knee is 26% higher because the center of gravity of the body “moved” in front by frequently walking in heels high.
NO ultimately, perhaps the most serious consequences of the heels are found in the spine and, therefore, at the body posture: due to displacement of the center of gravity of the body, the natural curve of the spine is widening, moving the pelvis in front compensating the difference in position and to recover the balance, abnormal position of the heel to the toes is causing changes in normal alignment of hips, the shoulders and spine, thus causing neck pain, back, middle or feet. And the right posture is hardly recovered. For teenager the risk is even greater, the negative effects of high heels are much more advanced on a fully developed body, so, more vulnerable.
High heels – a surprising benefit
However, according to Dailymail.co.uk, 4-5 cm heels can influence your sexual life for better: the angle in which is maintained the foot improves pelvic muscle contraction, leading to a greater sexually satisfaction.
However, aside from these benefits, we first must think of our health. So, if you get used to wearing high heels, try doing a few simple exercises each day for calves and ankles and, whenever you get a chance, go barefoot. It is a very healthy practice!