The Low Points of High Heels

Many women everywhere wear high heels to work during the day and out at night without a second thought. But what kind of effects are these stylish heels having on the feet, legs and body?

Wearing high heels frequently can lead to a number of complications and foot conditions, such as:

  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Achilles tendon pain
  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Metatarsalgia

In addition to these painful conditions, the nature of high heels causes ankle instability and an increased risk of falling, which can lead to a sprain, a fracture or an even more serious injury. Women who wear heels frequently report more foot pain than women who choose more sensible footwear, and the negative effects only increase over time.

Next time you’re getting dressed for work or a night on the town, think twice before selecting those high heels. Plenty of stylish shoe choices exist that will cause less pain and discomfort further down the road.

A skilled podiatry doctor can advise you on footwear that can provide stability, support and style. If you would like to learn more about the foot and ankle conditions that can be caused by high heels, visit our website at or schedule an appointment at any of our 18 convenient Ankle & Foot Care locations today.

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