Are high heels bad for you? In short, it turns out that, yeah, they pretty much are. A quick glance at different medical and podiatry sites around the web reveals that physicians would probably be happiest if we quit wearing them altogether. Your favorite stilettos can be the cause of everything from annoying blisters on your toes to long-term nerve damage in your spine. And although the history of high heels proves they've had practical intentions, this list takes you from the tips of your toes to the top of your back, documenting the most considerable health problems that can result from too much partying in platforms.
After reading, if you still insist on wearing heels, maybe consider checking out some of the recommendations from podiatrists that can help offset some of the negative side-effects of long-term heel wear-age.
Wondering what the health effects of wearing high heels are, then? Read on to learn about what they really do to you and why you're probably better off in flats.
They Shorten Your Calf MusclesPhoto: HBO
They May Lead to Premature OsteoarthritisPhoto: MGM
They Can Damage Your SpinePhoto: LOGO
They Tighten Your Knee JointsPhoto: Warner Bros.
They Can Cause Foot Disorders Like Plantar FasciitisPhoto: Disney
They Can Contribute to Spider VeinsPhoto: Paramount Pictures