The Dangers of High Heels

Most women have a clear-cut addiction to heels, the look, the style, and the way it makes legs look toned and lean are all just some of the reasons that women will don heels even in the most unrealistic places. As alluring as heels may be, they can also be harmful to your feet and overall health.

Some of the effects of high heels include: thickened Achilles tendon, shortened calf muscles, ingrown toenails, corns, irritated ligaments and nerves, neuromas, calluses, bunions, hammertoes and are detrimental to a woman’s posture and walking gait. Wearing high heels causes the hips and spine to come out of alignment as the center of mass is pushed forward creating pressure on the forefoot and balls of the feet. The nature of high heels causes the lifting of the heels to an unnatural height, creating imbalance.

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Dr. Lancaster Discusses New Styles of Running Require New Types of Shoes

Our team of Doctors at JOI Beaches often are asked to share their insight with the community. Dr. Lancaster was asked to present his insight and experience to a new topic that’s proven to be vital to the runners of Jacksonville, Florida and beyond.

“Runners who have switched to this shoe describe the experience as more natural and comfortable. These shoes provide more flexibility and agility during activities. However, additional stretching exercises are advisable before engaging in this style of running.”

Read more at Jacksonville.com: http://jacksonville.com/community/2012-04-14/story/new-styles-running-require-new-types-shoes#.T5BOGeOyPEY.email#ixzz1szI0DMVs

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