Monday, November 8, 2010

High Heels increase Chances of Fatal Injuries - Study

Women who put on high heels are more prone to injuries, a study has found.

Thousands of women have hurt themselves because of their shoes. Many had gone to such extreme lengths to wear stylish shoes that they were taken to hospital after twisting an ankle or tearing a tendon, reports

Some have fallen flat on their face because of their heels, with many damaging their teeth or breaking a wrist.

A poll of 3,000 women, aged 18-65, found that they also suffered broken ankles and twisted knees due to high heels. More than a third has had to be helped or even carried home because of poorly fitting shoes. And 61% have spent a whole evening sitting down due to uncomfortable shoes.

Around 80% have bought a trendy pair despite knowing they do not fit. Only 2% of the women polled by Hotter Shoes revealed never wearing heels.

The study says that nearly 60% women are ready to continue wearing high heels despite suffering pain. For them a compliment about their shoes was more rewarding than the pain associated with that.

Lisa McCarten, of comfort shoe specialist Hotter Shoes, said: "Women buy shoes that look good, and worry about the pain later."
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