Women adore high-heeled shoes for many reasons – they make them look sexier, more attractive, thinner, and raise self-esteem. However, constantly wearing high heels actually jeopardizes one’s health and thus may lead to many problems. Such high-heeled shoes can cause many damages to the toes, knees, hips, and tendons. High heels also cause injuries, bacterial infections, ankle sprains and back pain. As surprisingly as it may sound, these health problems may be seen not only in elder women, but in younger women around 25 years, as well. Since all of a woman’s body weight is on the ball of the foot, the shoes force her knees and hips forward and her back gains an unnatural posture. Even when she takes her shoes off, the changed gait remains and the pain does did not disappear immediately.
There are some strategies to minimize the health risk and pain, as well. If a woman’s tendon does not get acclimated to the same height, she should alternate heights. Any high-heeled shoes that have a heel with more surface area puts less stress on the ball of the foot, therefore less pain and more convenience. The most comfortable high heels are wedge shoes, shoes with platform or with a chunky heel. Women who always wear high heels should do yoga to stretch their feet or massage both toes and ball of the foot.