High heels and hospitals

BBC News: Experts warn of high-heel danger.

Women are paying the price for fashion in the form of broken bones and sprained ankles, a doctor has warned. The warm weather has led to a spate of injuries caused by women falling from their high-heeled sandals. Rupert Evans, an accident and emergency doctor at University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff said injuries could lead to long-term problems. Women should stick to shoes with heels less than 4cm (1.5in) if they wanted to avoid a trip to hospital, he advised.

"Alcohol and heels are a bad mix," [Martin Shalley, president of the British Association for Emergency Medicine] said.

I’ve joked about falling off my high heels (yes, I do own some), I didn’t realise people were doing it! Better stick to the Teva sandals.

One Comment

  1. It’s terrible, but articles like that make me think of all the women who couldn’t get out of the World Trade Center because of their stupid, stupid, stupid spiked heels. This is a particular hobbyhorse of mine–I think of high heels as the contemporary, Western version of foot-binding. What use is a shoe you can’t actually walk in?… Let’s bring back corsets while we’re at it, so we can all have unnaturally tiny waists to go with our unnatural feet and ankles.


    (sorry, can’t help myself)

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