At the latest Cannes Film Festival, organizers banned women from wearing flat-heeled shoes to screenings. This is unfortunate for these and other women in high heels. To begin with, walking is a delicate balancing act. As we place one foot in front of the other, we must maintain our center of gravity in a relatively constrained manner as we catch ourselves from falling. Wearing high heels complicates this process by shifting body weight forward away from the heels toward the ball of the foot, which is less able to absorb the shock. These changes in foot position lead to increased lower-back curvature, altered pelvic movement, and an increased backward lean. Increased strain and pain in the lower back commonly result.
High heels look great but at a cost to the muscles/joints of your feet/ankles and your spinal/pelvic joint alignment. Have regular chiropractic care to help the spine and pelvic joints readapt from unnatural strains and stresses. Maybe it’s time to visit us at FAMILY PRACTICE OF CHIROPRACTIC for safe and gentle chiropractic care. We’re located at 112 McGrath Hwy., Quincy, where we work to restore your health. Stop suffering needlessly, call 617.472.4220 today to schedule an appointment. We offer computerized spinal scans.
P.S. Electromyography (EMG) tests, which measure the electrical activity of muscles at rest and during contraction, have shown that the lower back, knee, hip, calf, and foot muscles all have to work harder with a high-heeled shoe.
For Your Health,
Dr. Gabrielle Freedman