7 Foot Conditions That High Heels Can Cause



High-heeled shoes can cause bunions by placing excessive pressure on the front of the foot. Bunions are painful bony outgrowths that develop at the root of the big toe.



Wearing high heels with a narrow and pointed toe box can force the toes into an unnatural position, causing hammertoes.



Metatarsalgia is a condition characterized by pain and inflammation in the sole of the foot. High heels can contribute to the development of this condition.


Plantar Fasciitis

High heels can strain the plantar fascia, a dense band of tissue that supports the arch of the foot, resulting in plantar fasciitis.


Achilles Tendonitis

The elevated heel height shortens and places additional strain on the Achilles tendon, causing pain and tightness in the rear of the leg.


Morton's Neuroma

High heels can cause Morton's neuroma by compressing the nerves between the metatarsal bones.


Ankle Sprains

The elevated height and narrow base can make maintaining balance more difficult, resulting in ankle injuries while walking or standing.

It is essential to choose footwear with care and to consider the possible effects on foot health. If you frequently wear high heels, try to limit how long you wear them.