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Emma Thompson walked onstage barefoot when the time came for her to present the award for best screenplay at the Golden Globes as a symbol of liberation from painful women’s’ shoes.
She held her high heels in her hands, then flung them away as she made her speech. Thompson is recognized in Hollywood for her disdain for heels, and also accepted an award while barefoot at the National Board of Review gala the week before.
"I've taken my heels off as a feminist statement really, because why do we wear them?” she said. They're so painful. And pointless, really.”
They may have an age-old fashion appeal, but high heels are not so great when it comes to the health of your feet. To learn more about the damage these shoes can cause, talk to a podiatrist like Dr. Greg Khaimov of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. Dr. Khaimov can show you how high heels increase health risks and can give you advice about how to wear them without hurting yourself.
Effects of High Heels on the Feet
High heels are popular shoes among women because they are associated with femininity. Despite their appeal, they can cause many health problems if worn too frequently.
What parts my body will be affected by high heels?
- Ankle Joints
- Achilles Tendon – may shorten and stiffen with prolonged wear
- Balls of the Feet
- 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 kinds of foot problems can develop from wearing high heels?
- Morton’s Neuroma
- Plantar Fasciitis
How can I still wear high heels and maintain foot health?
If you want to wear high heeled shoes, make sure that you are not wearing them every day, as this will help prevent long term physical problems. Try wearing thicker heels as opposed to stilettos to distribute weight more evenly across the feet. Always make sure you are wearing the proper shoes for the right occasion, such as sneakers for exercising.
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Jo Willey of Express recently stated, that a study revealed women who constantly wear high heels are prone to developing serious medical conditions like: arthritis, muscle damage and trapped nerves. Although high heels might be fun and exciting to wear, they can with some consequences that could be harmful to your feet.
Fashionista and high-heel addictive Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker, 48, was forced to give them up. “I went to a foot doctor and he said, ‘Your foot does things it shouldn’t be able to do. That bone there…You’ve created that bone. It doesn’t belong there’.” Fashion designer Victoria Beckham, 39, recently confessed she must have surgery on her bunions caused by years of towering shoes. A study by The College of Podiatry found that almost half of women have had foot problems after ignoring the agony of uncomfortable shoes.
If wearing high heels has been giving your foot or ankle pain and has been causing problems, you should seek the aid of a podiatrist like Dr. Greg Khaimov of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC 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?
· Morton’s Neuroma
· Plantar Fasciitis
How can I maintain my foot health and still wear high heels?
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Stars like Kim Kardashian and actress Julianne Moore are always wearing high heels and stilettos, which put a lot of unnecessary pressure and strain on their feet. This improper footwear is not only uncomfortable for many celebrities, but can provide them with severe problems with their feet in the long run.
Kardashian was seen wearing a pair of stilettos, revealing the 32-year-olds swollen ankles. Moore attended the Cannes Film Festival Opening Ceremony as she walked down the red carpet with tight fitting heels revealing her poking pinky toes on the corners of her feet. Celebrities like many people don’t seem to mind leaving their heels, to opt for more comfortable appropriate footwear.
It is important that the right shoes are worn for protection and guard against pain and discomfort. A podiatrist like Dr. Greg Khaimov of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC can make recommendations on how to care and find shoes that fit you, as well as help you with any foot pain you might have experienced from wearing ill-fitting footwear.
Proper Foot Care Leads to Better Health
Long periods of standing often times lead to pain and discomfort around the feet. Every day the body undergoes a series of stresses, especially during work. To minimize these stresses on your feet, better shoe choices and proper posture will significantly help.
A Negative Heel
· This is where the heel is slightly lower than the ball of the foot.
· Having your feet crammed into shoes for long periods of time increases pressure. Giving your feet some exposure to air and walking barefoot helps tremendously.
Exercise Your Feet
· A foot workout helps correct movements and stimulates the blood flow and muscles of the feet.
Spending a majority of the time on your feet will most likely trigger pain; even more so if you suffer from poor circulation. Proper footwear and appropriate stretching will alleviate pain and prevent further issues. When your feet hurt, it is best to take care of them right away.
If you have any questions, please contact our offices in Fort Lee, NJ or Flushing, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.
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