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Do You Know About High-Heel Syndrome?

Yes, you read that right: High- Heel Syndrome. A study in 2010 showed that regularly wearing heels can cause muscle and tendon changes in your legs. Women who wore heels at least two inches high for an average of 60 hours per week were compared with women who almost always wore flats. The women who wore heels had shorter calf-muscle fibers and thicker, stiffer Achilles tendons. These changes can cause the ankle joint to have a smaller range of motion and make flat shoes less comfortable. Yikes!

If you can’t give up your heels then you can help prevent changes in your muscles and tendons by doing a few exercises:

  • Stand on a step, facing up. Keep your toes on the step and slowly lower your heels until you feel your calf muscles stretching.
  • Slowly make a circle with your toes, alternately flexing and pointing your foot

Lesson learned: Invest in some cute flats and switch up your footwear.

 

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