How High Heels Affect Your Feet

It’s no surprise that high heels aren’t good for your feet, but what exactly happens to your feet after wearing heels for hours on end? When you’re in any kind of shoe that has elevation or a heel, your weight gets shifted forward to the ball of the foot and therefore, the higher the heel, the more weight and pressure gets applied. Ultimately, it throws off your body’s alignment and causes damage to other parts of the body such as your feet, ankles, lower leg, hip, and spine.

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Foot Problems that Develop from Wearing High Heels:

Overall, the best thing to do is to not wear heels, but if you do, the American Podiatric Medical Association offers some basic guidelines for choosing better-for-you heels:

If you start to notice any type of foot pain or problem, our podiatrists are experts in all areas of foot and ankle care, and will be happy to assist you with any problems you may be experiencing. Feel free to contact our office at (248)348-5300 or request an appointment online.

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