Dr. Cannada explains when high heels are too high.
Anything that puts a lot of stress on the front of your feet by squeezing them in is too high. So that depends on shoe design because you can have shoes that are only two inches but yet your toes are squeezed in the front so that there’s a tremendous amount of pressure on the front of your foot.
The clunkier shoes that are stylish now a days, actually a woman can tolerate a higher heel if they are balancing themselves on a platform. So those platform which is really aren’t as bad for their foot they are bad because they can fall and break their ankle because they are so high, but they aren’t as bad for their feet as a stiletto heel.
So the shoe design has actually made it easier for women to wear higher heels because it’s not like they are walking and balancing on a few, their entire body weight on a small circle because they are balancing out on the whole foot. So stilettos are the bad thing.
About Dr. Cannada, M.D.:
Dr. Lisa K. Cannada, M.D., is an orthopaedic trauma surgeon with an extensive background in teaching and orthopaedic trauma surgery. She completed her medical school at University of Maryland in 1996 and entered her residency at University Hospitals of Cleveland. She came back to Maryland for her trauma fellowship at the RA Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Maryland.
She worked at Grady Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia for three years before accepting a position at the University of Texas-Southwestern. She truly loves her career as an orthopaedic trauma surgeon and is a strong advocate for Women in Orthopaedic Surgery.