Hunger Gamesstar Jennifer Lawrence almost took a tumble at the X-Men: Days of Future Past premiere in New York. The actress has been frequently tripping herself on and around red carpets, falling in a similar fashion at the Oscars two years in a row. Fault seems to lie in Lawrence’s high heels, which she slipped in while walking up some stairs for a photo call at the X-Men premiere. Just before falling to the floor, however, a nearby assistant took hold of the actress’s wrist and helped prevent another tumble.
Lawrence appears to be making tripping at star-studded events a regular occurrence, all the while still appearing graceful.
High heels are known to be the source of foot pains due to their tall heights. If you are suffering from foot pain due to high heels or any other podiatric causes, see Dr. Henry Slomowitz of Paramus and Paterson. Dr. Slomowitz can assist you with any of your foot and ankle needs.
Effects of High Heels on the Feet
High heels are popular shoes among women because they are associated with femininity. Despite their appeal, they can cause many health problems if worn too frequently.
What parts my body will be affected by high heels?
- Ankle Joints
- Achilles Tendon – may shorten and stiffen with prolonged wear
- Balls of the Feet
- Knees – heels cause the knees to bend constantly, creating stress on them
- Back – they decrease the spine’s ability to absorb shock, which may lead to back pain. Also, the vertebrae of the lower back may compress.
What kinds of foot problems can develop from wearing high heels?
- Morton’s Neuroma
- Plantar Fasciitis
How can I still wear high heels and maintain foot health?
If you want to wear high heeled shoes, make sure that you are not wearing them every day, as this will help prevent long term physical problems. Try wearing thicker heels as opposed to stilettos to distribute weight more evenly across the feet. Always make sure you are wearing the proper shoes for the right occasion, such as sneakers for exercising. If you walk to work, try carrying your heels with you and changing into them once you arrive at work.
If you have any questions feel free to contact our offices in Paramus and Paterson, NJ. We offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment technology to meet your needs.
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