The Truth About Some Things You Do In The Name Of Fashion

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Yes, you may look good and fashionable but at what cost? Tammy Chan speaks to experts to get an insight on how hazardous some of our fashion choices can be

How much of attention do we pay to the things we wear? Do we just buy them to make sure we are keeping up with trends?  After a chat with a few experts, I realised that as much as I hate to admit it, there are some things that we need to take note of when it comes to our fashion choices.

Wearing high heels too often can cause corns, calluses, bunions, ankle sprains and spine problems.

“Fatigue and pain over the forefoot and toes are common. Many complain of pain at the base of the metatarsophalangeal joints because of frequent use of high heels. I had a patient who was diagnosed with ankle ligament injury due to an accidental twisting injury while wearing heels.” – Dato’ Dr Lee Joon Kiong, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Beacon Hospital, Petaling Jaya.

Tip: Always have a pair of flats at hand. When you’re seated, change into them so your forefeet and toes get to rest a li’l. 

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