Wearing High Heels
High heels place increased load on the forefoot. Over time this can lead to blisters and the development of callus beneath the foot. Soft tissues along the forefoot also can undergo enormous pressure. Increased load may cause stress to these tissues which may lead to injuries such as stress fractures or inflammation to the area.
Additionally, with extended use of high heels, muscles along the posterior of the legs can tighten and reduce the range of motion of joints such as the ankle. This will mean, that when you return to flat shoes, the tendons and other soft tissues undergo a lot of tension and the risk of injury increases.
If you are wearing heels, things to consider:
- Ensure they fit properly so your foot will not slide when walking
- Check regularly for irritation to the skin, i.e. blisters and apply dressings as required.
- Practice walking in the heels to ensure you feel as stable as possible
- Trial the shoes around the house before events and check for skin irritation and fatigue.
If you are experiencing pain or discomfort, please call us today for an appointment on 5223 1531