1 Updates
Choose shoes with caution
Photo Credit: , Getty Images

Choose shoes with caution

Oct 10 2013, 6:36am CDT | by IANS

New York, Oct 10 (IANS) If stilettos harm feet, flat shoes can also be dangerous. Find out how these pretty shoes can be hazardous to health.

New York, Oct 10 — If stilettos harm feet, flat shoes can also be dangerous. Find out how these pretty shoes can be hazardous to health. Jacqueline Sutera, a doctor of podiatric medicine and surgery...

Filed under: news

Full Story below YouTube Videos

 
 

 

28 weeks ago

Choose shoes with caution

Oct 10 2013, 6:36am CDT | by IANS

New York, Oct 10 (IANS) If stilettos harm feet, flat shoes can also be dangerous. Find out how these pretty shoes can be hazardous to health.

New York, Oct 10 — If stilettos harm feet, flat shoes can also be dangerous. Find out how these pretty shoes can be hazardous to health.

Jacqueline Sutera, a doctor of podiatric medicine and surgery here, and Neal Blitz, Chief of Foot Surgery and Associate Chairman of Orthopedics at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital and the creator of the Bunionplasty, shares the dangers of our favourite shoes, reports huffingtonpost.com.

- Stilettos: Wearing heels for long hours shifts your weight to the balls of your feet which puts pressure on your foot. The sky-high heels can cause ankle sprains, midfoot fractures, neuromas (benign nerve tumors).

- Platform wedges: Wedges also have heels, which puts pressure on foot. But the heels generally have more cushion. They often have platforms, which protect the ball of your foot and reduce the incline. But you can suffer similar ailments due to heels.

- Flip-flops: Most flip-flops are too flat, too thin and too open. This exposes the foot to the environment and doesn't provide arch support or cushioning. The thong between your toes is also dangerous as it forces your toe muscles to over-grip. Wearing these shoes can cause inflammation, heel pain, strains and fractures.

- Running sneakers: Too much cushion is not the best thing. When you have a lot of cushion, you're not getting the foot-brain feedback that allows you to sense the ground. These shoes are ideal for forward motion like running, walking, jogging (not hiking, dancing, cycling, etc). Wearing these shoes can cause chronic stress injuries, particularly to the heel.

IANS

Source: IANS

 

Don't miss ...

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Aaron Carter wants to 'sweep' Hilary Duff off feet
Aaron Carter wants to "sweep" Hilary Duff "off her feet". The former pop star dated the 26-year-old singer-and-actress for 18 months when they were teenagers, but he now wants the chance to rekindle their romance....
 
 
Viola Davis used to search bins for food
Viola Davis used to search bins for food
Viola Davis used to search through the bins for food. The Oscar-nominated actress admits she's ashamed of her childhood because she was so poor growing up that she would steal from her local shop and hunt through...
 
 
Beyonce named Time most influential
Beyonce named Time most influential
Beyonce has been named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people. The '(Run the World) Girls' hitmaker is on the cover of the prestigious publication's annual Time 100 issue, and is the subject of a tribute...
 
 
Karrueche Tran will 'stick by' Chris Brown
Karrueche Tran will 'stick by' Chris Brown
Karrueche Tran has vowed to stick by Chris Brown "no matter what". The 25-year-old model is reportedly keen to reassure her on/off boyfriend - whose misdemeanor assault trial has been delayed until June 25 - that she...
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Google, Apple settle high-tech workers' lawsuit
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google, Apple, Intel and Adobe Systems have settled a class-action lawsuit alleging they conspired to prevent their engineers and other highly sought technology workers from getting better job...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Microsoft Results Beat Estimates, Cheer Investors
The bad news for Microsoft in its fiscal-third quarter was that sales and earnings were both off from a year ago. But the company beat Wall Street estimates and showed surprising strength in its Windows business. Shares...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
Google, Apple settle high-tech workers' lawsuit
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google, Apple, Intel and Adobe Systems have settled a class-action lawsuit alleging they conspired to prevent their engineers and other highly sought technology workers from getting better job...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
Oregon moves to dump health exchange website
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon, once expected to be a national leader in the federal health care overhaul, on Thursday moved to become the first state to dump its troubled online health exchange and use the federal...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Cloud strength helps Microsoft earnings top Street
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In Satya Nadella's first quarterly earnings release as chief executive, Microsoft Corp. on Thursday posted earnings and revenue that beat Wall Street expectations, offering new justification for the...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Aaron Carter wants to 'sweep' Hilary Duff off feet
Aaron Carter wants to "sweep" Hilary Duff "off her feet". The former pop star dated the 26-year-old singer-and-actress for 18 months when they were teenagers, but he now wants the chance to rekindle their romance....
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Amazon Shares Rise As Sales Growth Remains Strong
A big question for shareholders of Amazon.com was the strength of its sales growth for the first quarter. The answer today was sales growth is still darn strong, and shares were higher after hours. Amazon.com said it...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Visa Shares Falling On Light Revenue Despite 26% Jump In Second Quarter Profit
Visa, the world’s largest credit and debit card company, reported a 26% jump in second quarter fiscal 2014 profit Thursday afternoon, but shares of the payment technology company are down in after-hours trading thanks...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Do The FDA's Proposed E-Cigarette Restrictions Go Far Enough?
Today the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finally announced proposed regulations for e-cigarettes, responding to pressure from public health advocates. The popular battery-powered vaporizing devices have come under...
Read more on Business Balla
 
 
Auto Balla Sexy Balla Sport Balla TV Balla Politics Balla Movie Balla Apple Balla Business Balla Ad Balla Celebrity Balla