Extended use of high heels can cause many health problems. A recent study have proved that wearing high heels may put at risk of Morton’s neuroma, a painful foot condition which is often described by sufferers as 'walking on razor blades.
Morton's neuroma affects the nerve that runs between the toes. Fibrous tissue develops around the nerve and it becomes compressed, causing pain between the toes that has been described by some as "walking on razor blades". According to the recent survey, women who aged between 40 and 69 are admitted in the hospital for treatment of Morton’s neuroma.
Andrew Craig, orthopaedic research fellow at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust recently presented research into treatment for the condition to the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh's audit symposium. He examined how well treatments for the condition worked, including using insoles and steroid injections. Among them, 55 percent of patients required surgery.
"We have known for a long time that the condition seems to predominantly affect females of a middling age, with speculation that high heels and other such tightly fitting and unnatural footwear despite looking fabulous," Craig said. He added that increasing awareness of Morton's neuroma can only be a good thing.