Articles – High Heels And Leg Injuries

High Heels And Leg Injuries

Common injuries I see with my runners are feet, hamstring and hip.

And most of them wear high heels to work and socially, most days of the week.

High heels may lead to many physical problems, including lower back pain and hip soreness, osteoarthritis, hammertoes, plantar fasciitis, dislocated toes, calluses, joint pain, bunions and sprained ankles.

For runners, the physical problems caused by high heels are worsened because of the additional strain runners already put on their bodies.

Stretching is crucial for runners as wearing high heels can worsen already tight or sore muscles.

Improper footwear, such as high heels that cause the toes to be squeezed together, can cause a neuroma, or pinched nerve, especially in people with flat feet.

Getting fitted into the correct pair of gym and running shoes will help reduce the risk of injuries. Ideally, wearing flats to work instead of heels will also eliminate a lot of these issues.

If you ‘have to’ wear heels to work, try to take them off under your desk to give your toes a bit of a break.