Q: Is wearing high heels bad for me?

Rosie Howell, PT

Rosie Howell

A: Research has demonstrated that high heels create excessive and unnatural forces on the feet, knees, hips and back. Patients often report pain in the feet, knees and other areas of the body when wearing high heels. If you must wear them, choose lower heels (less than 2”) and shoes with a wide, cushioned toe box and the best fit and support possible. If problems persist, make an appointment with a physical therapist for a complete evaluation and individualized treatment plan. Call Rosie at STARS at 288-4670.