Let's face it. Not all of us are Rihanna, who can walk over a subway grate while wearing stilettos! When teetering on towering high heels in a crowd or on a slick surface, your balance is less than stable. You can easily take a tumble and twist your ankle or sprain it. Dr. Alexis Dixon, orthopedic surgeon at DISC Sports & Spine Center, says, "Falls aren't uncommon. Ankle sprains can be mild and improve with physical therapy, but severe sprains can lead to chronic instability and require surgery. Ankle fractures, likewise, can occur via the same mechanism, and sometimes require surgery." Yikes! Still thinking about all heels all of the time? Dr. Dixon also pointed out that, "Even in the best case scenario, it's hard to feel cute in a walking boot or cast after an injury." #Truth.
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discmdgroup DISC Sports and Spine Center (DISC) is one of America’s foremost providers of minimally invasive spine procedures and advanced arthroscopic techniques. Our individually picked, highly specialized physicians apply both established and innovative solutions to diagnose, treat, and rehabilitate their patients in a one-stop, multi-disciplinary setting. With a wide range of specialists under one roof, the result is an unmatched continuity of care with more efficiency, less stress for the patient, and a zero MRSA infection rate. Read more articles by discmdgroup.