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Here's What Wearing High Heels Does to Your Feet
Heels cause the body weight to be transferred to the ball of the foot, leading to increased pain in this area, called metatarsalgia. Long-term wearing of high heels can also lead to a shortening of the Achilles tendon and the muscles leading to muscle pain, spasms and leg cramps after wearing shoes, Schottenstein explains. For some foot conditions, like plantar fasciitis, wearing a small heel is actually helpful, and wearing very flat shoes is discouraged, she explains.
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