the risk of wearing high heels

Stilettos, kitten heels, pumps, belles  what’s your choice of footwear? If it high heels and thin stilettos, you might want to reconsider wearing them. Because, according to a new study

What does the study say?

Researchers at University of Alabama at Birmingham studied the the severity of injuries between 2002 and 2012 and concluded that one should choose the footwear depending upon the occasion and your surroundings. The lead researcher of the study said that although stylish, heel pose various threats to your health.

Why should you avoid wearing heels?

Not only do heels cause discomfort in the lower leg, ankle and foot, research shows that the movement of your ankle muscle, step length, balance control and total range of movement is reduced. Various other studies also claim that long term usage of high heels affects the neuro-mechanics of walking and puts a strain on muscles and tendons of the lower legs causing musculoskeletal disorders.

How was the study conducted?

Injuries associated with high heels between 2002 and 2012 were studied and it was found that over 80% injuries were to the ankle or foot and less than 20% were knee, trunk, shoulder, or head and neck injuries. More than half were strains or sprains, with fractures accounting for 19 percent of all injuries.

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