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Bilas Chandra

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Can High heels can cause major joint problems?


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As per the doctors of AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences), many young women have been coming up for joint-pain issues caused due to wearing High Heels (almost constantly).


Joint pain however, is not the only problem caused by high heels. Stilettoes or pencil heels give rise to many discomforts and even deformities, one of which is Arthritis. According to Dr. Christopher D. Hodgkins from Baptist Health South Florida, the foot problems that arise due to wearing high heels are as follows:

Arthritis: Pain or inflammation in joints.

Bunions: Bulges at the base of the big toe occurring when a tissue or ***** of the toe becomes inflamed at the joint.

Spurring of ***** and heel: Outgrowths on joints or on the edges of bones.

Deformed toes: Toes drift and become deformed if the ligaments of the toes are weakend due to continuous stress on them.

Hammer toes: Deformity in the middle joint of second, third and fourth toe of the foot where it looks like a hammer.

Crossover toes: When ligaments of toes drift out of position and cross over under another toe.

Osteoarthritis, one of the most common chronic and long-lasting joint condition, is caused by joint damage where the cartilage breaks down, causing the bones within the joint to rub together”, says the HOD of Rheumatology in AIIMS. (Source: The Time of India)

Other problems caused by high heels are listed below:

1. Unequal weight distribution on the foot bones.
2. Knees ache and toes ache due to extra stress.
3. Stressing of calf muscle.
4. Increased risk of nerve pull, back pain, and waist pain.

If one is too fond of high heels, she should go for platform heels or wedges. In any case, wearing high heels (especially stilettoes) should be avoided, most importantly for teenage girls. Even when you are wearing them occasionally, the ideal height should be one and a half inches.


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Yes, if you wearing Heals then you can face these issues:

1. Sprains: Improper exercise and improper footwear like high heels can put unnecessary stress on heels and cause pain. Avoid such conditions by using excellent quality heels and avoiding them as much as possible. Exercise should be done under expert guidance. 

2. Fractures: Stress or hairline fractures can occur even without trauma and cause pain. In such cases, you should immediately consult a doctor. 

3. Plantar fasciitis: A common cause for heel pain, the Plantar fascia at the heel can cause severe early morning heel pain. It can be managed with exercises, PRP Injections. 

4. Arthritis: Gout, rheumatoid arthritis and other types of arthritis can affect ankle joint and cause heel pain. This can be managed with medications and exercises. In severe cases, injections may be needed for treatment. 

The significant side effects of knee agony incorporate shortcoming, redness, shakiness, firmness or the powerlessness to appropriately fix or move the leg. Regularly, a deformation is additionally obvious, for example, a ***** standing out of the leg - in which case it is prudent to counsel an Orthopedic Specialist right away.


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