While high heels make you appear taller, more attractive, and more feminine, they can also weaken your legs' muscles. Although most women love wearing high heels, wearing them every day can have serious negative effects on your health. Even wearing them occasionally can harm your body in certain ways.
High heels cause your butt to push back while your stomach and chest push forward. When you wear high heels, your body is in this position, which puts more pressure on your lower back and more weight on your spine. There is even proof that wearing high heels can make vertebrae push in front of one another, which is very painful.
Your legs will suffer most if you wear high heels. When you wear high heels, your calf muscles contract and shorten, which can occasionally cause your Achilles tendons to shorten.
Walking barefoot and in flat shoes keeps your legs at a 90 degree angle. Avoid wearing high heels for a while and switch back to flats to avoid any negative effects that wearing high heels may have.
The Unnatural Foot Position
High heels cause your foot to be in an unnatural position. People were meant to walk with heels first, to place their weight on the heels while pressing on their forefoot quickly before repeating.
It’s different with wearing high heels. By wearing high heels, you put a bigger amount of pressure on your forefoot which moves the weight off your heels. This will eventually cause weakened feet.
Dangers of Wearing High Heels
No matter how beautiful your high heels are, they’ll always have a negative impact on your body. Wearing high heels can cause:
- Strained muscles around the ankles.
- Back pain.
- Weakened Achilles tendons.
- Numbness in the toes.
- Permanent nerve damage in the toes.
- Weakened calf muscles.