Fashion hazards..

Fashion according to me should be affordable and comfortable.Though at times you can’t do anything to avoid those high heels or that heavy bag,you should always take care and follow certain precautions in your daily life.

Bags-

Heavy  and oversized bags ,computer bags,even dog carriers with a 10-pound pooch inside- all these can cause back pain. Girls usually carry a lot in their bags which seem like small things but together they amount to a lot of weight.Carrying this bag for a prolonged period of time can lead to muscle spasm,neck pain,back pain,shoulder pain radiating to the arms,even headache.

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To avoid carrying such heavy weights  on one side ,you can divide the items and carry 2 bags.Or you can go for cross-body bag.Give your self small periods of rest by putting the bags down and relaxing your shoulder.Do shoulder exercises for 10 min and relax your shoulders.

Wallet-

Men carry thick wallets in their back pockets,which is the worst place for a wallet.Avoid carrying things in your back pocket.Sitting on a thick wallet is the most common cause of sciatica.This compresses sciatic nerve which in turn leads to back pain,numbness and tingling in the legs.

The piriformis muscle near your glutes may also become aggravated, which can irritate the nerve and trigger lower back and sciatic pain.

 Heels-

The structure of the foot is not meant to be crammed in the shoe that way. It puts the body in a very unnatural position.

Pain under the ball of the foot (Metatarsalgia) is a common complaint with women wearing fashion shoes that are quite tight and/or have a medium to high heel.The higher the heel, the steeper the pitch and the more pressure on the ball of the foot. This can lead to intractable pain, nerve damage (neuroma) and toe deformities like hammer toes and crossover toes.

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Avoid high heels..

Bunions are bumps that form on the base of your big toe, on the first metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint. Bunions aren’t growths, rather, the metarsal bone moves out of position due to wearing snug-fitting shoes, like high heels. Shoes with a narrow toe box (like most high heels) squeeze the toes together and stretch out the ligament on the first MTP joint. The stretching ligament causes pain and eventual bunion deformity.

Like metatarsalgia,hammer toes are caused by increased pressure on the ball of the foot. In hammer toes, the ligaments at the base of the toe will begin to tear. The tearing is painful and causes the toe to start to lift up in the air and form a hammer shape because the ligaments can no longer hold it down.

Precautions-

Avoid high heels and shoes that are too tight. A shoe should also provide adequate support and cushioning. A wide toe-box is better.

Insoles-they help prevent pain of metatarsalgia. If pain develops they can help relieve it.

Body weight- slim people have a significantly lower risk of developing metatarsalgia. Try to maintain a healthy bodyweight.

Skinny jeans-

Skinny jeans can cause nerve damage.

So let your legs breathe at times and do not wear too tight denims.

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