Wearing heels hurts more than your feet

Yet you would probably never realise that at the time, as the pain is so intense in your toes, ankles, well the whole foot really. But can it be hurting you elsewhere, even if there is no pain?cbslocal.com

Wearing high heels also throws your body’s alignment out of whack.

“When you have your pelvis tilted forward, everything’s off line. Your muscles have to work harder to keep that posture, and that’s why you’re exhausted by the end of the day,” Dr. Kennedy explained.

Whether sparkly or a nude pump with red bottoms, fashion blogger Ellen Flowers lives in her heels.

“I’ve always loved high heels. I don’t feel like myself unless I have high heels on,” said Flowers, founder of theperennialstyle.com.

Her Instagram account charts her love affair with beautiful shoes. For her, the taller, the better, even if it means heightened pain. The top offender is her favorite pair of flattering nude heels.

“They are so painful, but they’re absolutely beautiful; it’s totally worth it. Sometimes beauty hurts,” she explained.

Any heel-obsessed woman has uttered the phrase: beauty is pain.

But should beauty hurt?

“No, absolutely not!,” said Dr. Sarah Kennedy, emphatically. The orthopedist on the medical staff at Texas Health Arlington Memorial says we should never normalize pain. If foot pain is persistent, you should see a doctor.

“My feet were hurting so bad. I had plantar fasciitis,” Lacy said.

For Marlene Lacy, beauty was hurting. The nurse who has been wearing heels since she was 15 years old, was waking up to a sharp stabbing pain in her feet.

That painful condition can be caused by shoes that don’t offer the right support.

Those pretty heels, can lead to some really ugly problems.

“Just 3 to 5 years of wearing heels, you can get the hammer toes, bunions, or neuromas, which can lead to surgery,” Dr. Kennedy said.

According to the Spine Health Institute, when you wear a 1 inch heel, the ball of your foot is carrying 22 percent of your weight. At 2 inches, it is carrying more than half of you– 57 percent of your weight. Add another inch, and it is supporting more than 76 percent of you.

Source – http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2017/04/12/killer-heels-cause-more-than-just-pain/