Here’s Why Women Should Stop Wearing High Heels

High heels are a fashion statement, they make a woman feel attractive and desirable. It makes her look taller, thinner and gives her the confidence to carry herself well. High heels are available in all kinds of wears, from formal office wear to party wear.

However  high heels comes with its own drawbacks as experts says wearing high heels can lead to injuries in ankle, bone or heel  and a lot more of issues with your back bone.

Here’s are some of the important factors which indicate that one should avoid wearing heels.

Pressure is Placed under Front of your Foot

Placed under

When you wear heels the pressure is not properly spread across the feet, and the heel is above the rest of the foot. Prolonged wearing of heels can thus leasd to constant irritation on nerves of the feet. This further leads to chronic pain in foot and may require a therapy or surgery to relieve the pain.

Excess Arching On Back

Arching On Back

Women need to adopt an altered posture when they wear high heels, this can cause damage to your upper body. An overarched back, can cause a forward head posture, which strains neck muscles.

Wearing Heels Can Cause Osteoarthritis in Knees & Feet

Wearing Heels

A study found that wearing two-inch heels places 23 % more strain on the inner knee than wearing flats. This strain pushes the knee forward to accommodate the pressure needed to keep women balanced when they walk or stand. This strain can turn to be too difficult for our knees to bear and one may require a surgery to get rid of this pain.



In short, if you want to keep yourself away from these damages that heel cause, you need to get rid of the high heels and give your feet a rest they deserve as they carry your burden every day and night.

It Forces Your Leg into an Unnatural Position

Unnatural Position

When you wear high heels, the shoe causes the heel of the foot to be in a unnatural upward position. This shortens the muscles at the base of the calf. This shortening of calf muscles lead to chronic leg pain & muscle spasms. It is advised that if you wear high heels, occasionally wear flats too as long term tightening of foot and leg muscles make stretching them more difficult.

High Heels can Bang on Your Inner Knees

Inner Knees

A research suggests that wearing heels contributes at least partially to the fact that women are twice as likely as men to develop osteoarthritis in their knees.

Morton’s Neuroma


One of the most common causes of Morton’s Nueroma is wearing high-heeled shoes that cause the toes to be forced into the toe box. The thickening and enlargement of the nerve that defines a neuroma is the result of compression and irritation of the nerve. This compression creates enlargement of the nerve, eventually leading to permanent nerve damage