Bethesda-based podiatrist, Michael Liebow has said that wearing high heels could alter the position and function of a woman's foot, the Washington Post reported.
The common problems caused by donning such a footwear is the formation of calluses and, more painfully, corns, that are hard nuggets of keratin buildup caused by pressure on the skin.
Liebow asserted that high heels squeeze the toes causing capsulitis, a painful inflammation of the joints where the toes attach to the foot, and neuromas, or pinched nerves.
Also, frequently wearing high heels can lead to the condition called Achilles tendonitis, which is caused by extra stretching of the Achilles tendon when you kick off your shoes and the heel comes down to the floor at the end of the day
Pumps can also cause inflammation of the connective tissue at the bottom of the foot, the plantar fascia that requires tough procedures to correct the issue.