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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