Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Pcol-00002643
Title: A survey on comparative effects of wearing high heels among long-term and short-term users
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: Pair of 4-inch heels can make you look very attractive, but simultaneously this comes with much suffering. High heels have always been known for being bad for health and comfort, but this barely keeps women from donning them occasionally or on a daily basis. Studies show that these towering shoes take a toll on your spine, hips, knees, ankles, and feet. They also alter your posture and gait. Although this is presumed as attractive by most people, it is extremely harmful to the wearer’s body. The objective of this survey is to study the physiological effects of high heels on short- term and long-term users and to raise awareness among the women on the negative effects of high heels on the body. Materials and Methods: This study was conducted with a batch of 115 volunteers (working women, housewives, and university students) of age group 15 and above. It was a questionnaire-based study. The questionnaire focused mainly on details such as average height of heels, reason for usage, frequency of usage, duration of usage, and effects of its usage on the body. The collected data were then analyzed and presented in statistics, and the results were discussed. Results: We found that 60% of long-term users experienced back pain when wearing heels and almost 20% experienced pain even without the heels. Furthermore, 40% of them complained of pain in the calf muscles. On the other hand, only 40% of the short-term users experienced back pain when wearing heels and there was no report of back pain when not in heels. Conclusion: We can conclude that the impact of high heels on one’s body increased with duration of usage; hence, more harmful physiological effects were observed in the long-term users than in the short-term users. Occasional use of heels is recommended to long- term users to prevent further complications.

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    Farhat Yaasmeen Sadique Basha1 , R. Gayatri Devi 2 *, A. Jothi Priya2

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    1 Department of Physiology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Science, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Physiology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Science, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: R. Gayatri Devi, Department of Physiology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai – 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Farhat Yaasmeen Sadique Basha1 , R. Gayatri Devi 2 *, A. Jothi Priya2

    Title:A survey on comparative effects of wearing high heels among long-term and short-term users
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (Nov)
    Year:2018
    Page No: (2244-2248)
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    Methodology:Long-term and short-term, Physiological effects
    Research Materials:4-inch heels

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Back pain Health High heels Long-term and short-term Physiological effects

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