The Lows of Wearing High Heels

by Savitha C Muppala on  August 21, 2013 at 11:17 PM Women Health News   - G J E 4
Though women get a high when they wear heels, a recent hi-tech technology has shown its bad effects using for the first time a 3D scan of a female foot in high heels.
 The Lows of Wearing High Heels
The Lows of Wearing High Heels

The recent technology shows how high heels actually kill the feet. The 3D scan of a woman wearing high heels has shown the shocking effect that heels can have on the female foot.

According to consultant orthopedic surgeon, Andy Goldberg, the body weight is forced on to the front of the foot which leads to arthritis and other problems like painful bunions.

The high-tech scan enabled by the Ped-CAT machine at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore, London, provides a 360-degree scan of the patient's foot in 60 seconds.

Mr.Goldberg, a foot and ankle specialist, said: "The scanner gives up much more information. It shows the deformity caused by wearing high heels is much more complicated than we previously thought. With high heels, the toes are squashed inside the shoe. The more stiletto-shaped they are, the worse it is. The toes not only get squashed, but they become clawed too. There's nothing wrong with being in this high-heel position temporarily - it forms a part of your normal stride. And if you wear heels for an hour or two at an evening party, it's not a problem. But if you wear them for eight hours a day for years on end you will develop problems."

Source: Medindia

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