Although high-heeled shoes remain fashionable for women, they can also be responsible for a variety of foot related problems
Although high-heeled shoes remain fashionable for women, they can also be responsible for a variety of different foot related problems.
The height of the heel can cause women’s feet to develop corns, a build-up of keratin under the ball of the foot, where the most pressure is put while walking in heels.
Other problems caused by wearing high heels include inflammation of the joints and Achilles tendonitis from stretching the Achilles tendon when the shoes are taken off.
Podiatrist Erika Schwartz tells her patients to “walk in something else. Put those dress shoes on when you get to the office. Minimizing the amount of time that you’re standing or walking will minimize the issues that come along with such an unnatural position of the foot.”
A study from the College of Podiatry says that nearly half of women have experienced foot problems from wearing uncomfortable shoes.
The same study also found that a third of women have worn high heels that did not fit them because they thought they looked nice.