👠 The Consequences of High Heels: Are they worth it?

February 28, 2024

Many individuals incorporate high heels into their daily attire for various occasions. The immediate effects of wearing high heels are apparent: your weight shifts forward onto the balls of your feet, and your ankles adopt a more pointed, extended position. The heightened curve in the lower back when wearing high heels places increased strain on the vertebral discs and joints. Although experienced wearers showed no significant difference in performance, long-term high heel use can lead to calf muscle shortening and increased stiffness in the Achilles tendon, limiting the ankle’s range of motion. In an ideal scenario, high heels should be worn sparingly, and when chosen, opt for lower heights whenever possible.

The source of this news is from Willow Chiropractic