Kourtney Kardashian Struggles in Heels
By Dr. Bruce Theall
September 25, 2012
Category: High Heels

Kourtney Kardashian was recently seen wearing a pair of snakeskin heels during a shopping trip in Miami with sister Khloe.  The reality star seemed to be struggling with her footwear choice due to the uneven nature of the pavement.  Kourtney was given a hand by her sister and then by a member of her security team.

Aside from just being difficult to walk in, high heels can have other effects as well.  If you think you are experiencing any ill-effects from wearing high heels you should seek out the care of Dr. Bruce Theall of Gentle Touch Foot Care.  Dr. Theall can address any concerns you may have as well as provide treatment for any injuries you have sustained.

Effects of High Heels on the Feet

High heels are popular shoes among women because they are associated with femininity.  Despite their appeal, they can cause many health problems if worn too frequently.

What parts my body will be affected by high heels?

  • Ankle Joints
  • Achilles Tendon – may shorten and stiffen with prolonged wear
  • Balls of the Feet
  • Knees – heels cause the knees to bend constantly, creating stress on them
  • Back – they decrease the spine’s ability to absorb shock, which may lead to back pain.  Also, the vertebrae of the lower back may compress.

What kinds of foot problems can develop from wearing high heels?

How can I still wear high heels and maintain foot health?

 If you want to wear high heeled shoes, make sure that you are not wearing them every day, as this will help prevent long term physical problems.  Try wearing thicker heels as opposed to stilettos to distribute weight more evenly across the feet.  Always make sure you are wearing the proper shoes for the right occasion, such as sneakers for exercising.  If you walk to work, try carrying your heels with you and changing into them once you arrive at work.  Adding inserts to your heels can help cushion your feet and absorb shock; you can buy either full inserts or metatarsal pads. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in East Orange, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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