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The accused: ultra heels

High heels shoes are getting higher and higher, and women are increasingly turning to the doctor because of foot problems. Podiatrists (doctors treating diseases foot), sometimes jokingly referred stilettos and court shoes “killers”. Doctors say that the very high heels shoe can lead to anything – from the dislocation of the ankle to chronic pain. Let’s look at the height, style and contemporary issues in the shoe.

No matter how high heels shoes. This type of shoe is notorious because it’s formed painful knot on the back of the heel. Rigid material pressing on deformed bone. This pressure leads to blisters, swelling, bursitis, and even pain in the Achilles tendon. Ice and orthopedic devices can relieve pain, as well as the transition to other shoes. Protrusion of bone, is obtained as a result of wearing boats, will last forever.

Problem: The unnatural position of legs

Ultra-high heels are causing the situation leg, which has a stress on the foot. This articulation of the long metatarsal bones is connected to the sesamoid bones, which has the shape of a pea, and phalanges. Too much stress can cause inflammation of the bone or the surrounding nerves. Chronic stress can cause the bones of the foot to the microscopic cracks.

Solution: down to earth

Switching to lower heels will help to avoid problems with the metatarsal bones. The smaller you choose the heel, the more normal position will feet. Podiatrists recommend you shoes, heels not exceeding 5 cm. But and this, more gentle shoes should still be worn with moderate frequency.


Problem: ankle sprain

All shoes with high heels increases the risk sprained ankle. The most common problem is transverse tensile. It occurs when you suddenly stand upon the outside of the foot. In this situation, the ankle ligaments are stretched considerably stronger than its normal size. Strong stretching may even torn ligaments.

Solution: If you are injured ankle, keep in mind that it require a complete rest. In some cases you may need therapeutic help. As a result of sprains and fractures in the ankle increases the risk of osteoarthritis.

The accused: stilettos

All high heels lead to foot problems. Very thin heels are especially dangerous. The center of gravity is shifts when you wearing it. Then the weight of the body is transferred to a single point. From the side it may seem that you rock, as if walking on stilts. As a result, you are more likely to stumble and pull ligaments.

The solution: a thick heel

Wide heel has a large area and distributes your body weight more evenly. In this case, the foot is more stable as compared with stilettos. Thick high heel also causes tension in the foot. But it can reduce the risk of tripping, as it reduces your “swing” and an unsteady gait.


Accused: ballet flats

Podiatrists compare these dainty shoes to walking “in the board” as ballet flats not provide any support to arch of foot. Because of this, the feet don’t function the way it was intended by nature. This leads to problems with the knees, hips and spine. Bad support for weak arches is also associated with a disease as plantar fasciitis.

Solution: orthopedic inserts

If you are crazy about ballet, the special insoles can prevent small pains in your legs. It provides additional cushioning effect in case of absence of heels. Custom made orthopedic inserts can relieve pain in your foot. Podiatrists recommend these insoles to support the arch of the foot and reduce pressure on sensitive areas. The disadvantages of this method are its high cost.

Accused: flip-flops

This type of shoe provides only minimal protection footsteps. The risk of splinters and other leg injuries is much higher in this case than the other shoe. Full contraindication to wearing flip-flops is diabetes. Even small cuts and scratches in diabetic patients can lead to serious complications. Flip-flops don’t support the arch of the foot. They can aggravate plantar fasciitis and provoke problems with your knees, hips and back.

Solution: Wear shoes with small heel.


Accused: platform shoes

Platform shoes usually have a rigid sole. It violates all biomechanics of gait. Your feet try to bend a certain way, but the shoes resist normal movement of the legs due to its hardness.

Alternative: flat platform

No one podiatrist will recommend you flat shoes platform. But it’s still better than the models with high lift. Look for broad-based platform shoes, the rise of which is almost parallel to the ground. It will reduce the load on the balls of your feet. However, hard soles still impedes to normal movement during walking.

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