When you're dressing up for date night, or a fun night out with some friends, you might reach for that go-to pair of high heels to dress up your look.
Even though it's fashionable, you might be putting yourself at an increased risk for an injury.
In fact, according to a new study, U.S. emergency rooms treated 123,3555 high heel related injuries between 2002-2012. The Journal of Foot and Ankle Injuries reports that more than 80 percent of the high-heel injuries were to the ankle or foot. Slightly less than 20 percent involved the knee, trunk, shoulder, or head and neck.
What kinds of injuries occur from wearing high-heels?
The most common types of injuries that come from wearing high heels are sprains and strains in your ankle and foot. You may also have some discomfort, inhibited movement in your ankle and/or foot, and increased risk of falling due to loss of balance.
How can you wear high-heels without getting an injury?
Gerald McGwin, MS, PhD, shares why high heel injuries are on the rise and how women can protect themselves from getting hurt while wearing high heels.