High heels are difficult for women to resist. Every outfit is refined and made elegant by them. Women feel important and more confident when wearing high heels. In them, the body’s back line is more prominent, the legs assume a nicer shape, and they appear longer. Given all of these factors, it is easy to understand why women choose to wear high heels, but the real question is whether or not they are aware of the negative effects these footwear choices have on their health. A person’s entire body suffers when they wear high heels. They significantly alter the body’s biomechanical relationships, alter the balance line, and put pressure on particular body parts, which can lead to pain, deformities, degenerative changes, and compromised nerves. Additionally, the trunk moves forward, lumbar thrombosis increases, the pelvis rotates forward, the hips move behind the ideal postural line, and the knees move in front of the line.
In addition, wearing high heels can have pathological effects, some of which can only be treated surgically. Here are 4 such long-term effects.
1. Bunions, also known as hallux valgus, is the most prevalent foot deformity that affects the front of the foot and reduces both the foot’s function and mobility. The first metatarsal bone and the thumb bone are in different positions, and the angle of the joint also changes. The thumb occasionally crosses the second finger as it moves in that direction. The big toe’s loading point, over which the foot casts a reflection, moves in the direction of the toes. If preventive measures like avoiding high heels and wearing supportive footwear are not taken, the bunion may progress to the point where surgery is required.
2. Morton’s neuronitis, also known as Metatargalasia, is caused by degeneration of a compromised nerve or chronic pressure and irritation of the nerve located between the heads of the two metatarsal bones. It typically appears between the metatarsal bones of the III and IV, and less frequently between the II and III. There may also be an enlargement of the space between the big toe and the second toe. It is frequently accompanied by a sensation of pain and burning in the front part of the foot and the affected part of the foot.
3. Retrocalcaneal bursitis, also known as Haglund’s heel, is an inflammation of the soft tissues where the Achilles tendon attaches to the heel bone. The formation of a bony superstructure can happen because of persistent pressure and friction from the straps of high-heeled shoes or the back of hard shoes. Adolescent girls are most affected by this condition, which is directly linked to wearing high heels. With bone spurs or bursitis, pain and swelling are frequently present. It’s also possible for skin tone to change.
4. Lumbar spine – When wearing high heels, the spine alters its normal position, which can cause issues with the lower back. The cervical spine is impacted by the lumbar spine, which is connected to the sacrum and the thoracic spine. The spine’s negative effects permeate all other structures.
Avoid high heels and wear medical footwear to reduce discomfort and prevent long-term, serious effects on your health. DrLuigi medical footwear improves your health, adjusts to your body’s posture, and guards against foot illnesses.