By Shira Scott, GalTime.com
We all know beauty often comes at a cost. And when it comes to looking good, those sexy, high heels are making women pay big time. According to a recent study, 39% of us wear high heels every day and regular foot pain is part of the deal. In fact, 75% of regular heel wearers admit to suffering from bunions, hammer toes, calluses and/or plantar warts.
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No surprise that heel height is the biggest culprit. The higher the heel, the more your toes bend up and the bigger the chance the shoe padding will move forward, exposing more bone to the bottom of the shoes. This can lead to plantar fasciitis, tight calf muscles and Achilles tendonitis, according to Dr. Pedro Cosculluela, an orthopedic surgeon with The Methodist Hospital in Houston.
The size of the toe box is also a major problem. Yes, squishing your toes into your favorite pointy shoes is not a good health decision. Small toe boxes can lead to toe deformities.
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