As well as causing toe deformities, calluses, corns, bone spurs and other problems, wearing the wrong shoes puts tendons, joints and entire muscle groups at risk of injury. The main culprit for all this damage? High heels. They drastically alter the wearer’s posture, displace the foot and ankle bones, strain the knee joints and tighten the surrounding tendons. What’s worse, these conditions can lead to osteoarthritis, a very painful and sometimes debilitating joint condition.
Ankle fractures can sometimes be mistaken for sprains because the symptoms of a sprain and a fracture are actually very similar. That’s why it’s important to have an ankle injury evaluated by a doctor as soon as possible to confirm which type of injury you have, writes Rick Weinstein, MD, MBA, MD, an Orthopedic Sports Medicine specialist with Westchester Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, in a recent blog.