If you are a female and are in the workplace, chances are you are expected to dress a certain way. While this may not be an issue if you work in a hands-on sort of profession like machinery, it can pose some trouble to you if you are in a more traditionally female role. Most businesses have a dress code of one form or another and unfortunately some of these require wearing high heeled shoes. This is mostly common in the media or in high end businesses like elite banking. The issue is, that dress code may be damaging your body.
Wearing heels was originally meant for royalty and not the common folk. This is because the heels and platforms that were worn were extremely impractical for walking in, which royalty did not need to do. In fact, at one point it was illegal for anyone who was not royalty or in the royal court to wear heels. So if it was so impractical, why did they become such a fashion staple for women?
It turns out that men originally wore heels for the most part, but when women began to attempt to look more masculine they began adopting the sign of royal footwear and slowly changed it to be able to walk in them with greater ease. This does not, however, mean that it is easy to navigate around in these shoes. While some people can do all sorts of things and run around in high heels all day, the fact still remains that it is not actually good for your feet and by extension the rest of your body to do so.
If you are in a business where it is expected that you wear heels and there is no other option, we suggest carrying around a pair of sneakers or flats with arch support which you can change out of when you are expected to wear the high heels. While this is not optimal, spending as little time in them as possible should be your goal. If you are concerned that wearing heels may have done some damage to your back and legs, come into DiBella Chiropractic for an examination and adjustment. There is no reason why you shouldn’t do all you can to minimize any damage done. After all, you only get one body to go through life with.