High Heeled Shoes and Emergency Rooms

The rate of injury associated with wearing these shoes doubled between 2002 and 2012, according to a new report from researchers at the University of Alabama, Birmingham.  In the 10-year period studied, there were 123,355 injuries attributable to high-heeled shoes (defined as having heels of 2 inches or greater) and requiring visits to ERs for treatment.  Typical victims were women in their 20s.    80% of injuries involved the foot or ankle, although there were some injuries to the upper body and head.

When does fashion become insanity?

Source:  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/05/150521120924.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily+%28Latest+Science+News+–+ScienceDaily%29

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