High heels can cause osteoarthritis
High heels are fashionable and they’re preferred by millions of women around the world. Many of us wear shoes with high heels on a daily basis. But doctors say that this trend increases the risk of osteoarthritis in senior years.
Doctors warn that high heels increase the pressure in the feet, ankles and knees and increase the risk of osteoarthritis.
The unpleasant disease causes pain and stiffness in the joints, and specialists remind us that this problem is more common and more serious among women.
One research found out that one quarter of all women wear high heels every day or very frequently, and it is estimated that in Britain at least 8 million people suffer from the osteoarthritis.
Experts advise women to wear shoes that are rounded at the toes and with heel no higher than 1 inch. They still warn that the risk of arthritis increases when wearing inappropriate shoes during sports activities.
While it is more likely for a person to develop osteoarthritis in adulthood, it can occur at any age. The good news is that there are simple things that can help you prevent it. The selection of appropriate footwear will help you to minimize the stress on your feet and joints during your daily activities and it’ll help you to reduce the risk of injury and joint damage. It’s recommended to wear shoes that are round in the toe area, with heels no higher than 1 inch and that the sole should ‘absorb’ the shock that can damage the joints. Those who wear shoes that aren’t designed for sport activities, are expose to a real risk of getting osteoarthritis in senior years.