I’ve had my share of wearing three-inch heels back in the days when I was in the corporate world. Also, back when I was much lighter, so as not to hurt my feet too much from the extra strain carrying my weight on tiptoes. Oh those were the days! Now I own a pair, those that I use rarely, only for occasions that call for me to wear heels, and they’re one-inch high.
Do you know what really happens when you wear high heels? Wearing high heels causes most of our weight to be transferred to the balls of our feet, and the metatarsal bones. Lay man’s term, these are the small bones of the feet, those that we use when we stand on tippy toes. If we regularly wear heels, and walk most of the time on them, there are cases when the bones drop and the ligaments connected to them weaken. This may lead to a condition called metatarsalgia, in which the ball of the foot becomes painful and inflamed.
Not only that, have you ever seen feet that have bunions? This is a deformity of the joint connecting the big toe to the foot. Yes, they may be caused by wearing high heels regularly.
I am not saying give up heels completely, ladies. I’m saying give your feet some needed rest in between using high heels, and if you know you have a long way to walk, ditch the heels. Opt for a more comfortable pair of walking shoes, and your feet will love you more. Also, choose quality high heels. Buy those that wear comfortable and won’t harm your feet – they may be more expensive but your feet are more precious, right?
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