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Step away from the stilettos: Shocking graphics reveal what high heels are  REALLY doing to your feet

They make you look taller, leaner and more  glamorous - just ask heel fanatic Victoria Beckham.

But our love affair with spindly stilettos is  threatening to leave us alarmingly down at heel, according to a staggering new  piece of research.

An infographic featured by The Washington  Post illustrates, in shocking visual  detail, the negative effect the stylish female's choice of footwear has on their  bodies.



From pump bump to ankle injuries, being fashionable may come at a cost if this  infographic is anything to go by

The height of your heels and a narrow toebox  can create a thickening of tissue around a nerve between the third and fourth  toes, which can lead to pain and numbness in the toes called Morton's  neuroma.

Consultant podiatrist Mike O'Neill, from the  College of Podiatry, recently warned that squeezing feet into smaller shoes  can  also cause long-term damage including arthritis, stress fractures, and  trapped  nerves, which may even require surgery or steroid injections.


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