Madonna will do anything to stay in shape, including hitting the gym on crutches. The singer took to working out on crutches this week in spite of a foot injury she sustained while performing while wearing heels. Madonna took to social media, posting a photo on Instagram of herself flexing her hurt leg with the caption:
“Inventing a new workout on crutches! Waking up new Neuro transmitters is always fun! #nothingcanstopme.” According to a rep, wearing heels caused Madonna to bruise a bone in her foot. Despite her injury, the pop star expects to be back on the dance floor after a week.
The painful effects of high heels can place a burden on your foot and ankles. If you commonly wear high heels and you’re concerned about the consequences, consult a podiatrist like Dr. Neal Mozen of Foot HealthCare Associates. Dr. Mozen can take a look at your feet to determine the severity or complications you may be experiencing.
Effects of High Heels on the Feet
High heels are popular shoes among women because they are associated with femininity. Despite their appeal, they can cause many health problems if worn too frequently.
What parts my body will be affected by high heels?
- Ankle Joints
- Achilles Tendon – may shorten and stiffen with prolonged wear
- Balls of the Feet
- Knees – heels cause the knees to bend constantly, creating stress on them
- Back – they decrease the spine’s ability to absorb shock, which may lead to back pain. Also, the vertebrae of the lower back may compress.
What kinds of foot problems can develop from wearing high heels?
- Morton’s Neuroma
- Plantar Fasciitis
How can I still wear high heels and maintain foot health?
If you want to wear high heeled shoes, make sure that you are not wearing them every day, as this will help prevent long term physical problems. Try wearing thicker heels as opposed to stilettos to distribute weight more evenly across the feet. Always make sure you are wearing the proper shoes for the right occasion, such as sneakers for exercising. If you walk to work, try carrying your heels with you and changing into them once you arrive at work.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact our offices in Southfield, Novi, or Livonia, MI. We offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment technology to suit your needs.
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