Heel PainEver consider breaking a sweat in stilettos? A gym in Los Angeles is trying out a new workout that involves using high heels by strengthening your core. However, it can put a lot of pressure and tension not only on your back, but especially on your feet.

Conditions like bunions and neuroma are very common with wearing high heels, and working out in them only further increases your chances of developing a foot problem. It is recommended that sticking to an aerobic workout that requires you to wear closed shoes or sneakers would be safer for your feet.

If wearing high heels have been giving your foot or ankle pain and have been causing problems as a result, you should seek the aid of a podiatrist like Dr. James Ricketti of New Jersey who can determine the cause of your pain as well as provide appropriate treatment options for you.

Wearing High Heels and How it Affects Feet

High heels affect what parts of the body?

  • Joints in the Ankle
  • Balls of the Feet
  • Achilles Tendon
  • Knees – heels cause the knees to bend constantly, creating stress on them
  • Back – they decrease the spine’s ability to absorb shock, which may lead to back pain.  Also, the vertebrae of the lower back may compress.

What problems can arise from long term use of high heels?

  • Calluses
  • Corns
  • Morton’s Neuroma
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Bunions
  • Hammertoe

How can I maintain my foot health and still wear high heels?

For more information on maintaining proper foot health while wearing high heels, visit our link at the bottom.

If you have any questions, contact our office in Hamilton, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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