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Beware High Heels! How Stilettos Compress the Joints and Could Cause Osteoarthritis

Health & Wellness  (tags: high heels, osteoarthritis, women, health, walking )

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Be they stilettos, wedges, pumps or kitten heels, women have enjoyed a long love-affair with high heels. But a concerning new study may take the sheen off the relationship.Researchers from Iowa State University studied the effects of walking in high heels


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gail dair (0)
Tuesday August 3, 2010, 10:33 pm
Thanks Nancy

Lydia S (155)
Tuesday August 3, 2010, 10:52 pm
So right, Women should not maim nor injure their bodies to be beautiful.

Shirley S (187)
Wednesday August 4, 2010, 12:27 am
High heels are getting RIDICULOUSLY higher. Also the article about COLLAGEN trials was INTERESTING.

Julie van Niekerk (230)
Wednesday August 4, 2010, 3:46 am
Just watch your back when you reach the age of 50.

Fiona Ogilvie (562)
Wednesday August 4, 2010, 5:16 am
Women abuse their feet for men.

Ashley N (17)
Wednesday August 4, 2010, 5:41 am
No kidding! If it hurts, you probably shouldn't be doing it. I have pain issues already. I own a lot of flats, go figure.

Catherine O Neill (73)
Wednesday August 4, 2010, 6:01 am
I'm short so I really enjoy wearing shoes with a wedge.I'm so tired of hearing what not to do.I'm too old to be bothered lol

AA S (136)
Wednesday August 4, 2010, 6:54 am
I like wearing heels very occasionally. Only problem is, if you don't do it regularly it's so much harder to walk in them! Blah. Interesting, anyway, thanks.

Vukan Simic (121)
Wednesday August 4, 2010, 8:15 am
noted, TY

Alicia V (181)
Wednesday August 4, 2010, 9:17 am

mr Crowley (23)
Wednesday August 4, 2010, 12:08 pm
moderation is the key, as always

DORIS L (61)
Wednesday August 4, 2010, 1:28 pm
One look at stilettos should tell you it's amazing they don't cause more than oseteoarthritis....They aren't comfortable and seem dangerous to me....turn your ankle easily and probably break it.

rosie scott (0)
Wednesday August 4, 2010, 2:06 pm

Patty G (8)
Wednesday August 4, 2010, 3:37 pm
In my younger days, I always wore heels to work. Looked sharp! But ladies, they can cause Bunions later on in life, and now I just look at those gorgeous heels I loved, they hurt too much to wear now. Stilleto's remind me of the bird that bobs you walk on a forward tilt. Dangerous.

Rose Becke (141)
Wednesday August 4, 2010, 4:50 pm
I never wear high heels

Gloria H (88)
Wednesday August 4, 2010, 6:25 pm
In the past=models have had toes lopped off to fit into pointy shoes,1880s socialites had ribs taken out to get wasp waists, 1800's women were purposely drenched to make their filmy white dresses cling to the body (and got pnemonia and died) to look like Emperess Joshephine. I guess bunions is a small price to pay. When a woman is 90 and using a walker, no one is going to notice her shoes.

Anne K (139)
Wednesday August 4, 2010, 7:06 pm
I've never worn a heel much higher than a flip flop. I guess heel-wearing is for the fingernail and toenail painting, jewelry-wearing people that I don't understand. I'd break an ankle in high heels! I'd feel more at ease naked in the jungle!

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Wednesday August 4, 2010, 10:36 pm
Hairdresser so I know all about this. We were expected to wear high heels (some shops even wanted to dictate your clothes and make up) Hair dresser standing all day with their arms extended up have the hardest job in the world when it comes to the strain on your back, nurses come in at number 2.
Thank you Nancy

Alejandra Vega (139)
Thursday August 5, 2010, 4:25 pm
How many diseases are caused in the name of beauty? Ladies, fashion has always enslave us!

Coleen Mac Isaac (2)
Sunday August 8, 2010, 9:02 pm
I never could wear high heels, I can get away with it though because I'm tall!!!
People should be more aware of the damage high heels can do!!
Thank You for sharing this article!! :)
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