Summer is coming. For women, this is a tangled season, because they can’t always pay attention to how to match them to make them look better. Dressing and matching naturally need the embellishment of shoes. A pair of good-looking shoes can definitely make women look like Cinderella in fairy tales. Wearing crystal glass shoes will amaze four people. Although there are many kinds of shoes, there has never been a shoe that fascinates women like high heels.
However, high heels can bring people beauty, but at the same time, they will also make people pay some price. If women wear high heels for a long time, it may cause injuries to feet, knees, ankles and other parts.
Flat foot, foot joint pain
Flat foot refers to that the arch of the foot is low and flat or disappears. When standing or walking, the arch of the foot collapses, resulting in foot pain. This is a deformed foot form. If women wear high heels for a long time, the soles of their feet will bear most of the strength of the body, rather than evenly distributed throughout the soles of their feet. This abnormal walking posture will not only widen the front soles of the feet and turn the thumb out, but also pull the tendons of the arch bridge under the feet. If so for a long time, the tendons will continue to relax, the arch will collapse, or even disappear, and finally develop into flat feet. This is also why wearing high heels for a long time will cause foot pain.
Paronychia, toe crush deformation
Due to the design of high-heeled shoes, the front space is narrow, which is easy to squeeze the toenail strongly by external force, and then the toenail will be embedded in the meat, which will eventually be felt by bacteria and induce paronychia.
The study also found that the longer women wear high heels, the greater the risk of paronychia, especially at the little toe and big toe. At the same time, if you wear high heels for a long time, your feet will be subject to frequent friction and extrusion, which can easily lead to corns and calluses. In addition, the pointed design of high heels will also lead to toe valgus. If it does not attract attention, it must be corrected by surgery in the later stage.
According to the latest research of Harvard Medical School, wide high heels or thin high heels will bring pressure to the knee joint, resulting in the wear of knee cartilage and eventually develop into osteoarthritis.
Our usual walking is the result of the joint efforts of the foot, knee, leg muscles and other parts, but when we wear high heels, it will change the function of the foot ankle and let the hip and knee bear more force to maintain gait stability. For a long time, the wear of knee joint will aggravate and eventually induce knee arthritis.
Sprained ankle, limited movement
In the subway or stairs, we often see a woman suddenly fall from above, and then walk down slowly with high heels, with a painful expression. This is another risk of wearing high heels – ankle sprain.
When wearing high heels, we mainly rely on our toes to move forward and maintain balance. This will increase the tension of calf muscles and shorten the tendons of the legs, thus damaging the ankle. The ankle is very important to maintain the balance of the human body. When the stability function of the ankle is reduced, it will inevitably increase the probability of ankle sprain.
Lumbar muscle strain, lumbar disc herniation, cervical spondylosis
Wearing high heels can also damage the waist. After wearing high-heeled shoes, when walking, the center of gravity is forced to move up from the crotch to the waist, and the lumbar spine is in a tense state. Over time, the greater the damage to the lumbar muscles and lumbar spine. In the end, it develops into intervertebral disc herniation and hyperosteogeny (bone spur). Many women with chronic lumbar muscle strain and lumbar disc herniation have a long life history of wearing high heels. After changing high heels into flat shoes, symptoms such as low back pain will also be significantly reduced.
Now the height of some high heels has reached more than ten centimeters, the forward inclination of the human body is further increased, and the center of gravity moves up again, which will affect the cervical spine. Many women even have neck shoulder muscle strain and cervical spondylosis.
In view of the hazards of wearing high heels, female friends still need to reduce the number of times they wear them. When going out for shopping, shopping, sports, mountain climbing and other activities, they can wear comfortable and lightweight sports shoes or casual shoes. But some occasions do need to be worn. At this time, you can wear 2cm or 4cm high heels, but at the same time, you should avoid thin high heels.
For women who need to wear high heels for a long time, they can relax their ankles, legs and waist, soak their feet with hot water before going to bed, and try to reduce the damage caused by high heels.