The Harms of Using High Heels

Today I will talk about a very important subject but many women do not give the necessary attention to this issue, the problems of using high heels.

For women, wearing high heels can be synonymous with elegance, power and sophistication, but despite the imposing posture in which the woman stays, it is necessary to know that frequent use of high heels can bring some damage to the spine as it projects the weight Forward, overloading the calf, spine, and joints.

What are the harms of using high heels?

In addition to the pressure on the tip of the foot, the use of the high and thin heel causes absence in the mobility of the back of the leg. With the heel high, the Achilles tendon is shortened, which can lead to tendinitis. The basic symptoms are pain and difficulty walking barefoot. High heel problems do not stop at the feet. They can even compromise the knees which, because of the jump, are flexed all the time.

The feet are severely affected by various diseases. And the high heel helps for the appearance of these, especially in the lumbar spine, which is the axis of support of the body
Here is “The continued use of high heels causes pain in the spine, heel and also the so-called heel spurs because the heel has no protection against the impact of the foot on the ground. It does not offer heel protection,”said Juceline Nóbrega. Heels also cause”plantar fasciitis” because of impact and prolonged use. Another common problem caused by heels is sprain, the famous”standing up”, very common among women.

And what are the future damages to the woman?     

Damage is postural. If she has no problems, she will have; Because it will cause all problems of musculature, posture, balance. And if she already has problem, if it is a patient who already has a spine, postural or shortening problem, using heel will further aggravate this. And if it does not, with the long-term use of the jump, it will have. Usually people do not stop using high heels because the effect is not immediate. It is long term; Just like all column problems. There is no hernia that has arisen now, for example. It is the sum of several things wrong. And the use of the jump is a wrong postural habit; As well as picking up objects on the ground and lifting them up wrongly, as well as sitting up wrong.

Physiotherapist Tip:

The physiotherapist said foot exercises are important for relieving pain. The stretching of the ischiatibialis(leg) can be done with the sheet or with a cord twice a day for ten minutes and prevents cramps, swelling and pain.
Another important tip is to choose the correct numbering for the feet so that the footwear does not get tight or loose. “The foot scalding with warm water is also very good. The person can put pebbles or marbles(petecas) and make back and forth movements with the feet. It is relaxing and reduces the impact. It should be done three times a week, “said Juceline Nóbrega.

Still on the sandals, she draws attention to the fact that she is not wearing sandals, because there is not enough sand to support the impacts. Shoes demand maximum comfort and when you feel pain you must seek a doctor for a differential diagnosis.

Tips for High Heels:

  • Those who can not afford not to wear heeled shoes should opt for the heavier models, which distribute the weight better and stabilize the ankle. Square beak is also the most recommended to avoid deformities of the fingers;
  • The platform shoes, with the same height from the heel to the tip, do not press excessively the forefoot. But in compensation chance of twisting the ankle is higher;
  • If you can, leave the sandal and opt for the shoe. Thus, the heel will be safer. The lateral reinforcement provided by the boots is even more efficient;
  • Avoid very high heels in the day-to-day. The lower the heel, the better for health.