Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker twisted her ankle on the set of I Don’t Know How She Does It as a result of wearing less expensive shoes. “For ten or so years, I literally ran in heels. I worked 18-hour days and never took them off. I wore beautiful shoes, some better made than others, and never complained,” Parker said during an interview. Wearing heels for so long caused Parker to suffer damage to her feet. “The moral of the story is, the chickens are coming home to roost. It’s sad, because my feet took me all over the world, but eventually they were like, ‘You know what, we are really tired, can you just stop-and don’t put cheap shoes on us?”
Proper footwear is essential to keeping the feet and ankles healthy and pain free. If you are experiencing pain in your feet or ankles, and you think it may be due to high heels or other footwear problems, you should seek the care of a podiatrist like Dr. Kevin Sunshein of Sunshein Podiatry Associates. Dr. Sunshein can diagnose any injuries you may have as well as provide you with treatment options.
Effects of High Heels on the Feet
What parts my body will be affected by high heels?
- Ankle Joints
- Achilles Tendon – may shorten and stiffen with prolonged wear
- Balls of the Feet
- Knees – heels cause the knees to bend constantly, creating stress on them
- Back – they decrease the spine’s ability to absorb shock, which may lead to back pain. Also, the vertebrae of the lower back may compress.
What kinds of foot problems can develop from wearing high heels?
- Morton’s Neuroma
- Plantar Fasciitis
How can I still wear high heels and maintain foot health?
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If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office in Centerville, OH. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment services for all your podiatric needs.