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Wearing High Heels Every Day can Affect Women’s Bone Health

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Highlights:
  • Wearing high heels every day is bad for your bone health
  • Daily use of high heels may lead to early osteoporosis and permanent back pain
  • So, ladies, make sure to wear your pointed heels occasionally and go for flats, ballerinas, loafers, slip-on for daily use to protect your bones

Women who wear high heels all day are more likely to develop early osteoporosis and permanent back pain, suggest experts.

Wearing high heels over a period of time have known to impact a women's bone health and a new survey revealed that regular use of high heels might also lead to early osteoporosis and permanent backache.

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A survey conducted by Max Healthcare (MHC) -- ''Women's bone health and orthopedic issues'' -- was done with over 500 women in Gurugram, Delhi/NCR aged between 20 to 45 years and above.

A balanced share of respondents across following profiles were include - Homemaker and Working Professional.

"Our survey has shown that a shocking 48.5 percent women wear high heels on a regular basis or on the weekends for social gatherings. High heels when worn on a regular basis, impacts the back, toes and the joints of ankle and knee," said Dr. S.K.S. Marya, Chairman and Chief Surgeon, Orthopedics and Joint Replacement, Max Hospital in Gurugram.
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"This puts immense pressure on the spine which can hamper the overall bone structure and posture of women over a period of time. These heels create an anomalous and awkward angle for the ankle which further creates pressure and hinders the circulation to the foot," Marya added.

They survey also revealed that 37.5 percent of 20-30 year old women wear high heels daily and 85.4 percent 20-30 year old women wear high heels daily or on weekends for parties.

According to the data, 43.7 percent working women wear high heels daily.

While only 14.6 percent 20-30 year old women do not prefer high heels at all or wear occasionally, 52.9 percent 30-45 year old and 83 percent above 45 year old women feel this way.

"In many cases, the big toe becomes deformed also known as ''Hallux Valgus'', and require correction surgery. Regular use of high heels might also lead to early osteoporosis and permanent backache," Marya said.

"Therefore, women should only wear high heels occasionally and go for flats, ballerinas, loafers, slip ons, oxfords etc. for daily use," Marya added.

The survey also found that over 50 percent women do not focus on their daily posture and are ruining their bone health in the process.

Source: IANS

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