Why the frequent use of high-heel shoes is discouraged

High-heel shoes
The use of high-heeled shoes continues to increase rapidly today in spite of the obvious negative alterations in gait and posture.

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The increase in heel height induces significant biomechanical changes;
✔Reduction in ankle range of motion,
✔Improper distribution of weight in the metatarsals,
✔Increased pressure on the ball of the foot
✔Diminished balance control.

In the recent research published in the Journal of Foot and Ankle Injuries by the University of Alabama at Birmingham, it was found that foot-related injuries associated with wearing high heels doubled between the years 2002 and 2012, and more than 80 percent of the reported injuries were to the ankle and foot.
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