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Posts for tag: High Heels

By Dr Arden Smith
January 11, 2021
Category: Heel Pain
Tags: High Heels  
If you’ve ever wondered what the average timeframe is for wearing high heels, you’re not alone. According to "Who What Wear", many other women have also been curious.
 
Heels also alter the ability of the foot to absorb shock evenly across the foot and to hold up our body weight. A larger size heel will still force the distribution of weight onto the ball of your foot and compact your toes into a small space which will still lead to the progression of bunions and hammertoes if you are predisposed to having them.
 
For a medium heel height, 1.5 to 3 inches, a maximum of three hours should be the limit. This type of heel is not really for walking long periods of time or dancing; however, if attending a social gathering, limit the physical activity to avoid foot damage and risk injury.
Never go over 3 inches in heel height because it changes the biomechanics of how you walk. This leads to shorter strides, and more pressure is placed on the balls of your feet, which throws off your center of gravity, putting unneeded and unnecessary stress on your knees and lower back.
 
If you have any questions regarding the appropriateness of your shoes, or your shoes in general, please call Advanced Podiatry of Manhasset, Huntington, Plainview, and Maspeth and one of our expert podiatrists will be happy to help.


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