I know it sounds like I’m contradicting myself here, but let’s get real. Just like with most things we love (ex. Chocolates), we get warnings here and there why we should not, for crying out loud, patronize high heels.
Life is indeed just. Everything, including beautiful things, has a negative side to it.
Remember, they are not called “killer high heels” for nothing.
According to experts, wearing high heels alter the way we walk, as it puts the center of our gravity to the ball of our foot. It also pushes up the hip bones, resulting to complaints of sore neck and shoulders, which can lead to serious back problems as well.
Moreover, research shows that its prolonged use can cause the Achilles tendon (which connects the calf muscle to the heel bone) to shorten, making it difficult to wear flats again.
Click on the image for more gruesome facts and details.
Doctors suggest the following to prevent injury:
~ Wear high heels in moderation (or just do away with it).
~ Rest your feet in between use; let your heel feel the ground for at least a few hours each day.
~ Spend two hours a day in low shoes.
~ Do calf stretches.
Beauty is Pain
We cannot deny the fact that despite horror stories of ugly bunions, inflamed tendons, pump bumps, broken ankles and other varieties of foot disfiguration among a long list of disadvantages, high heels still elongate our legs, give our calves a good dose of toning and they make us feel every inch of a sexy woman, regardless of size. It undoubtedly gives that extra oomph to one's sex appeal.
They say beauty is synonymous with pain, especially for someone who is not naturally endowed.
It’s a choice. You can either go for it, or just live with (or without) it.
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