High Heel Health

While Cartersville is not New York City women here also love their high heels, the problem is high heels come with a set of potential health risks. So as good as they make you look you will also have to weigh the potential medical problems you could face.

Even if you wear high heels every day you likely have a pair that leave you a little off balance and could cause you to fall and hurt yourself. If you are guilty of wearing high heels every day, you increase your risks of getting hammer toe or nerve damage in your feet. A hammer toe occurs as a result of all your body weight bearing down on your toe and pressing it into the side of your shoe. The nerve damage can range from numbness to causing pain in your toes or in the sole of your foot.

One of the most visible and thus most dreaded side effects from prolonged high heel wearing is varicose veins. Varicose veins are unattractive dark and visible veins that can become prominent on your leg. The veins may become painful as the result of restricted blood flow and a lack of circulation in the legs. The best way to treat varicose veins is to visit a vascular surgeon and see what options are available for your particular case. Many of the newer procedures use lasers, have no incisions, and are done as an outpatient procedure.

If you do wear high heels and have not yet suffered any of these unwanted consequences consider wearing high heels on special occasions instead of for everyday wear. You should also try to choose shoes with smaller heels and less constricting body of the shoe to prevent any unnecessary pressure on the foot.

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