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True Effect High Heels

Effects of high heels on body Morton's neuroma Heel height and a narrow toebox can create a thickening of tissue around a nerve between the third and fourth toes, which can lead FEMUR to pain and numbness in the toes. 4 3 Nerves TIBIA 1 GASTROCNEMIUS MUSCLE The knee The calf Calf muscles contract and adjust to The altered posture of walking in high heels places excess the angle of the high heels. Muscles may shorten and tighten. force on the inside of TIGHTENED RELAXED the knee - a common site of osteoarthritis Bunions among women. One study found that knee joint pressure increased by as much as 26 per- cent when Tight-fitting shoes can cause a painful bony growth on the joint at the base of the big toe, which forces the big toe to angle in toward the other toes. SOLEUS MUSCLE Bony growth a woman wears heels. 3 Pump bump Achilles tendon Tendon The rigid backs or straps of high heels can irritate the heel, creating a bony enlargement also known as Haglund's deformity. The higher a heel is, the shorter the When the front of the foot moves down in relation to the heel, tendon becomes, creating heel pain. the Achilles tendon tightens up. TIGHTENED RELAXED Ankle injuries High heels impair balance; a wearer is at a greater risk of falling, which could lead to a sprained or broken ankle. Hammertoes A narrow toebox pushes the smaller toes into a bent position at the middle joint. Eventually, the muscles in the second, third and fourth toes become unable to straighten, Metatarsalgia even when there is no confining shoe. High heels force the body's weight to be redistributed. Prolonged wear can lead to joint pain in the ball of the foot. Corn Muscle Callus Middle joint Ball of foot Exploded Footbed view Posture High heels push the center of mass in the body forward, taking the hips and spine out of alignment (RIGHT). Foam insole Nails Toe box Pressure High heels may make legs look longer, but as the heel height goes up, so does the Metal shank Rivet A heel of rubber, pressure on the forefoot. Padding stacked leather Pressure increases on or plastic covered forefoot when wearing: Filler with leather. 3-inch heels +76% Foam 2 +57% Welt Rubber top lift +22% CORRECT 1 EXAGERRATED Sole Heel breast POSTURE POSTURE

True Effect High Heels

shared by pingzic on Jan 12
The devastating effect of women's high heel shoes on the overall health of the wearer.














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