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What Happens When You Love the Heels But Hate the Pain?


We have all been there. The shoes are dynamite, but the pain is something else. You may have bought them on a whim, and after the first party you still love them, but you are not sure they love you!

EasyHealthOptions recently talked about the muscle imbalances that heels can create when you wear them too often.

Researchers say wearing heels of four inches or more causes the muscles of the lower foot to become unbalanced, leading to ankle injuries if you wear them a lot. One European study said these heels can alter pelvic positions and lead to long term injuries. Another study said the heels can contribute to osteoarthritis of the knee.

Shoe Shopping Tips

Harvard specialists tell us to have both feet measured each time we buy shoes, and to buy shoes to fit the larger foot. Don’t buy tapered or pointed toe shoes and alternate heel heights, avoiding wearing high heels all of the time. Walk in the store to test them and wiggle your toes to check for space.

Many of us field the shoe issue, wearing low heeled comfortable walking shoes most of the time, and then switching to high heels for special meetings and parties.

See Your Chiropractor Now

If you are still running into foot or leg pain and trying to hang onto your heels see your chiropractor soon.
The initial visit to the chiropractor will include a spinal adjustment to evaluate spinal health, a discussion of the pain that you are having, and a complete review of your medical history.

The chiropractor’s goal will be to find answers to help you without resorting to surgery or medications.

If high heels have been a part of your life, to the point that you are now having ongoing pain, the chiropractor will help you pinpoint the problem and talk about what to do next. Depending on the length of time that this has gone on and the severity of your pain, there might be a series of visits. And, for sure, the chiropractor will have some definite suggestions. Shoes should be comfortable, and heels might be used for limited periods of time for special events.

As you work with your chiropractor and feel the difference in comfort, you are bound to find ways to keep your look and keep your body healthy. If these issues are all too familiar, don’t wait. Make an appointment with your chiropractor today.


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