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Study: High heels may alter anatomy of calves

July 19, 2010 12:39:04 AM PDT
A new study out of England shows wearing high heels can alter the anatomy of calf muscles and tendons.

Experts say high heels make calf muscles contract. Over time, this causes the muscle fibers to shorten and the Achilles tendon to thicken, so much so that some women feel pain when they try to walk in flat shoes.

If you must wear high heels, experts suggest limiting time on your feet and choosing wider heels.