High heels are synonymous to women’s fashion. Almost every woman is addicted to high heel footwear. But have you ever thought of what are the adverse effects of wearing them.
British researchers have created a new 3-D scan of the female foot in a high-heel shoe to make you exactly understand what happens to your feet after wearing them.
Specialists at Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in North London are using new technology to view the foot and ankle in three dimensions. They hope the new technology, dubbed the PedCAT 3-D scanner, will transform how foot and ankle problems from wearing high heels can be treated.
“The new scanner allows us to clearly see how the foot and ankle looks and functions inside shoes fully weight bearing,” Andy Goldberg, a consultant orthopedic surgeon at the hospital, said in a news statement.
How PedCAT 3D scanner works?
Through PedCAT 3-D scanner, females can track the effect of shoes on feet in real time first time.
• To capture the image, patients can stand in the PedCAT 3-D scanner wearing their shoes or barefoot while hundreds of 2-D X-rays are taken of their feet.
• Then the images are combined to create a 3-D image in just under a minute.
According to the specialists, there is an established link between high heels and foot pain. The experts could analyse the effects of high heels and how the shoe forced the foot into an unnatural position, which could lead to pain and long-term damage.
According to experts, high heels put all your body’s weight on our forefoot, causing you to adjust the rest of your body to maintain balance. The bottom half of your body leans forward so the top half must lean back—this disrupts the normal ‘S’ curve of your back, flattening your lower spine and displacing your mid-back and neck.
It is very difficult to maintain good posture in this position—not only is it detrimental to the health of your spine, ‘stooped over’ is not a sexy look!