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High Heels, High Risk

high heels related injury

Story at-a-glance -

  • Close to half of US women wear high heels even though 71 percent say the shoes hurt their feet
  • From 2002 to 2012, more than 123,000 injuries from wearing high heels were treated in US emergency rooms
  • High heels change the dynamics of normal human walking, leading to an unnatural posture that adds tremendous strain to your hips, lower back and knees

By Dr. Mercola

Close to half of US women wear high heels, and those who wear them own an average of nine pairs each. The shoes tend to make a regular appearance even though 71 percent of women surveyed by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) said the shoes hurt their feet.


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