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Can wearing high heels actually cause chronic inflammation?

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Dr. David Laha
Podiatry
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In brief: It is possible

High heeled shoes put the foot in awkward functioning position.
This can put abnormal stress on the foot that can lead to a variety of foot problems. High heels can certainly aggravate foot problems such as: bunions, hammertoes, neuromas and tailor's bunions. Good shoes with good support are best for high stress activities. Dr l.

In brief: It is possible

High heeled shoes put the foot in awkward functioning position.
This can put abnormal stress on the foot that can lead to a variety of foot problems. High heels can certainly aggravate foot problems such as: bunions, hammertoes, neuromas and tailor's bunions. Good shoes with good support are best for high stress activities. Dr l.
Dr. David Laha
Dr. David Laha
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In brief: High heels.

Due to angle and height of the heels, there is added pressure on the forefoot area of the foot and the toes which can result in increased pain and pressure.
Your gait (the manner in which you walk) also changes.

In brief: High heels.

Due to angle and height of the heels, there is added pressure on the forefoot area of the foot and the toes which can result in increased pain and pressure.
Your gait (the manner in which you walk) also changes.
Dr. Raymond Stolarski
Dr. Raymond Stolarski
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Dr. David Laha
These types of shoes can also aggravate structural problems such as: bunions, hammertoes and tailor's bunions. They can also irritate nerves to the all of the foot(neuromas).
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