Long term effects of high heels and Physiotherapy treatment

Posted on October 18, 2016

Physiotherapy and podiatry may be your only option if you are one of those people who wear high heels everyday. Wearing high heels daily could be doing more damage than you think. Due to the shape and height of these, you feet and leg muscles and bones are placed in damaging pressure spots. Muscle imbalance create sore and tire feet, which could worsen into long-term ongoing pain and injury.

As it turns out, looking good high heels isn’t good for you!

Wearing high heels places your ankles in a vulnerable position. It makes them more susceptible to sprains and strains. It also makes the rest of your body work harder to maintain its balance. This could be causing some irreversible damage in parts of your body that you wouldn’t expect. But no need to ditch these precious heels too early! Our physios and podiatrists are here to help – we can treat any acute foot and leg pain as well as give you exercises to help prevent and minimise ongoing damage.

The article below outlines some common aches and pains experienced by frequent high heel wearers. If you are suffering from any of these, then book in and see one of our experienced team today.

One of our Podiatrist’s will be able to fix your bunions or callus’s, while the Physiotherapist will be able to help with those pesky feet and knee pains.