Saturday, January 22, 2011
Ankle breakers and shoecide
A wide variety of tootsie troubles, are being reported to foot physicians, with the average heel height rising from three to five inches in fashionable shoes. The new term “shoeacide,” has been coined to describe the phenomenon. The most commonly reported injuries attributed to ankle breakers include stress fractures of the metatarsals, plantar fasciitis i.e. an inflammation of tissues on the bottom of the foot, and forefoot neuroma frequently. Avulsion fractures and ankle sprains are also commonly associated with the high heel demographic according to foot doctors.