Joint Pain Forum – News you can use!
May 15 2007
By Evening Gazette
A recent study says high heels can't be
blamed for contributing to osteoarthritis of the knee.
But they can certainly be blamed for
causing the calf muscles to shorten, if worn extensively, as it is
effectively like walking around on tiptoes.
If you already have knee issues, you will
almost certainly find that heels exacerbate them.
As well as
throwing the body weight out of alignment, they put extra strain on the
lower back and heightening the force through the kneecap bay as much as
If you are walking or standing for long
periods, give high heels a miss.
Davey Veitch is an exercise and
rehabilitation consultant at the Fitness Connexion, Hartlepool.
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