They say that high heels are going to make their grand return after 3 full years of lockdowns, confinements and quarantines. Once you get your vaccination, do you want to take part in that return? Let’s rewind to the good ol’ days before March 2020.
Underneath all that glam and added height, you ended up getting sore feet and other health issues. Being pretty in heels hurt, didn’t it?
Here are 4 points to refresh your memory on what happens if you wear high heels very often. Please read very thoroughly and think about Beyoncé’s “Pretty Hurts” while you’re going through this blog post. It sends a deep message.
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1. YOU CAN GET ARTHRITIS
High heels can lead to arthritis if you’re going to wear them frequently. When you wear heels, your knees’ joints bend forward and admit pressure on themselves; which keeps you balanced when you’re moving or standing.
Arthritis is the inflammation inflicted on one or more of your joints. Intense pains, redness, and blisters occur as a result of arthritis. When you wear high heels, the inflammation develops mainly on your knees.
2. HIGH HEELS WORSEN FOOT PROBLEMS
High heels can worsen existing foot problems, such as ingrown toenails and hammertoes.
If you’re already suffering from ingrown toenails or hammertoes, high heels will not make the pain go away. They’ll only make things worse.
With heels on, toes overlap each other and pressure is added to your infected toe(s). Imagine your long toe pressing on your infected big toe when you’re looking glam in high heels. You’re SO going to scream in pain.
3. HIGH HEELS DON’T KEEP YOUR BALANCE
High heels don’t maintain your balance when you walk in them.
You may have had sore feet last year because your heels didn’t aid you in keeping your balance. If you didn’t end up in an ER yet, then consider yourself lucky. Walking in heels can sprain your ankle and add more pain to your feet. Are you feeling last year’s pain already after reading this?
4. YOU WALK DIFFERENTLY THAN USUAL
High heels damage your posture.
When you wear heels very often, your muscles and tendons readjust themselves to give you the ability to walk. When you aren’t wearing heels, you walk differently or you feel like something’s missing. Or worse: attempting to wear shoes without heels makes it hard for you to last in them. This is because your posture had to change to adapt to high heels. With the COVID-19 pandemic keeping you at home for a whole year, your feet will have to suffer from readjusting to heels again.
Now you remember that wearing high heels can cause arthritis and worsen some existing conditions. It can also take a toll on your walking and balance. We suggest you follow a daily foot care routine to ease your feet from heels. Consider taking the wet test too to find the ideal shoes that work with your feet.
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