High heeled shoes change the body’s centre of gravity, pushing your weight forward in the foot. As a result the spine has to adjust the weight bearing of the body. To do this the pelvis is thrown forward, over-arching the lower back and causing the spinal muscles to work harder. This results in your back muscles getting tired and sore. One of the common causes of back pain are high heeled shoes. A heel higher than 2.5cm will alter the natural curvature of the spine.

Channel 7 recently ran an interesting article on this. View the 7 News article here