According to Mercy Women’s Health physician Dr. Keith Grebe, “High heels increase the risk of osteoarthritis of the knee, plantar fasciitis, neuromas, injured leg muscles, back pain and obviously ankle injuries.”
Although fashion often dictates choices, Grebe suggests, “Make wise decisions by wearing shorter, wider heels and heels with non-slip surfaces on the bottom. When you can, discretely kick off high heels under your desk.”
Note: High heels were first worn by men in the late 15th and early 16th century. Shortly after men quit wearing them, in the late 16th and early 17th century, women adopted high heels.