High heeled shoes have been a part of women’s fashion for many years and though they can make or break a good outfit, they can also hide some dangers if worn for too long.It has been said that heels can make a women look sexier and have more shapely legs and although this may be true, there is nothing sexy about the long term damage that can arise.
High heels can significantly affect your natural posture and your spine.The arch in the lower back becomes more arched when wearing heels and the bottom can often be stuck out more than normal. This can leave the spine subject to injury or damage. The muscles that support the lower back can become strained and cause aching or pain to arise.It has also been found that wearing high heels can put the spine out of its natural alignment and also the spinal nerves can become pinched and pain, tingling and numbness can occur.Many women who present to their doctor with back complaints may be surprised to learn that a lot of the problems can often be attributed to the constant wearing of high heeled shoes.
Putting your foot into a high heeled shoe can have serious consequences on the overall health of your feet. The entire weight of the body will be directed onto the ball of your foot, this can be especially dangerous for those who are over weight causing the ball of the foot to experience additional pressure.The feet are at risk of developing pain and nerve problems in this area and the toes are at risk of becoming deformed by conditions such as bunions of hammer toes.The long term risks include a permanent shortening of the Achilles tendon that runs up the back of the lower leg as constant wearing of high heels encourages the tendon to assume this shortened position permanently.The toenails are also at risk from wearing high heels as the incidence of in-growing toenails and nail infections is higher in heel wearers that those who don’t wear them that often. In-growing toenails can be very painful, unsightly and required surgery to correct which can be detrimental to work and home life.
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WOMEN who wear high-heeled stiletto shoes may be reducing their chances of getting pregnant, a health expert warned.Heels, particularly if they are over five inches high, force the wearer to adopt an “unnatural” posture which can prevent them from conceiving.One of the biggest problems, particularly as heels get steeper, is that your pelvis is asked to tilt forwards, which is why people get back ache.The pelvis is like a bucket for the internal organs. Everything has it’s own space to operate. When your pelvis tips forward, your organs end up resting on one another and you end up with a bit of a mish-mash.When women feel fat in the lower abdomen, often the reason for it is that their stomach contents are pushing against the front of their pelvis.This can slow down the gastric function, lead to menstrual dysfunction and can ultimately impair fertility.Most women are aware that wearing heels can cause foot, knee and back problems but I do not think many people are aware of the risks to their fertility.Posture distortion affects every system in the body including the uterus and the reproduction system.The chances of conception when the abdominal wall has been thrust forward goes down.Dear Ladies avoid high heels as much as possible. If you are going to wear them, then kick them off at every opportunity. They are not worth the risk.