High Heels Cause More Injuries Than Playing Sport

by Sheela Philomena on  April 18, 2011 at 12:58 PM Women Health News   - G J E 4
OZ women are more likely to injure themselves in a pair of sky-high heels than playing on the sports field, reveals study.
 High Heels Cause More Injuries Than Playing Sport
High Heels Cause More Injuries Than Playing Sport

NSW Ambulance paramedics report a rise in triple-0 calls by women suffering ankle fractures, dislocated knees, head injuries and broken wrists caused by falling from their steeping shoes, reports

Podiatrists and chiropractors have seen "dramatic" increases in chronic injuries from wearing extreme heels long-term.

Ambulance figures show accidents spike on weekends, especially at horse racing carnivals and in nightclubs, when "more often than not there is some level of intoxication which contributes to falling".

The height of stilettos has shot up in recent years. The average is 11cm but some are a staggering 17cm high.

The heels throw a woman's weight forward and dramatically increase the risk of overbalancing, especially on hard surfaces.

Leading foot and ankle surgeon Martin Sullivan said he had treated several serious ankle fractures in women who had fallen in their heels and said it was concerning to see girls as young as 15 in steep heels.

The Australasian Podiatry Council's Brenden Brown said the latest trend, stilettos combined with a chunky platform, is to blame for more falls as women are "forced to walk on mini-stilts".

Source: ANI

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I wear heels and am a fan of wearing high heels. I think it depends on the woman. She should just be very careful while wearing heels and she should not wear high heels in places that are inappropriate to wear one. Thank God that so far I have not been in any accidents with my heels.
ennairam_23 Monday, April 18, 2011

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