As you are standing contemplating the canapés, there is a chance that your calves are shortening, the arches in your feet are flattening and you are placing pressure on areas of your feet that are not designed to take such weight. This pain is a sign that your feet are not happy jammed into your beautiful yet impractical shoes.
That twinge you feel in your lower back as you reach over the bar to get another glass of Sav Blanc is your body’s way of rejecting your lovely heels too. They place your low back into an extended position, making it vulnerable to injury and locking up.
These postural changes may be fine for those that have perfect body mechanics however, for most of us, we have areas of weakness. The introduction of 2 inch heels may just push us over the edge. I am not saying that you should stop wearing heels, but take precautions. Wear lower heels if you are not used to wearing them, walk tall and be posture conscious, take some time out and sit whilst wearing them and most importantly, manage your known troublesome areas correctly.
Osteopathic treatment aims to restore function within the body and can benefit all of us who have poor body mechanics. Often your troublesome areas are the first to fail with the introduction of imbalances, like your high heels. Disaster can be avoided by correctly managing your year long niggles, and all that may be required is the occasional osteopathic maintenance treatment.
Should you be due for a general osteopathic maintenance treatment, please make an appointment with Dr Lisa Brennan at Vitalelife Paddington on 3367 1950, to enable you to get through this festive season.