Now we love a good pair of heels too, but we saw this information and wanted to pass it on. Perhaps worn more in moderation…. “Ever wondered the effects of high heels on your feet and body? Often painstakingly selected to complete outfits, high heels put stress not just on feet, but on ankles, knees and backs, contributing to the approximately $3.5 billion spent annually in the United States for women’s foot surgeries, which cause them to lose 15 million work days yearly.”
SOURCE: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Apparel & Footwear Association, American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society, Mayo Clinic, Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists, “Women’s Shoes and Knee Osteoarthritis,” by D. Casey Kerrigan, Jenn.
Jason, Thank you for all of your help getting my IT band back into good shape this spring. I ran the Ridge Run on Saturday, and my legs felt great the whole way. I finished 8th in my age group and 18th overall for women at 5:14. --Bozeman PatientView more testimonials from Excel PT clients »