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Killer heels are really dangerous

2011-04-17 11:24

Sydney - Injuries associated with wearing high-heeled shoes now outnumber those that Australian women are sustaining on the sports field, news reports said on Sunday.

Broken ankles are just the half of it, New South Wales Paramedics Association spokesperson Craig Pusser told the Sunday Telegraph.

Ambulance officers were also seeing women with broken wrists, facial fractures and other head injuries.

"On the sporting field you're falling down onto grass so the sporting injuries we're attending to are purely related to the ankle or lower leg," Pusser said.

But it is usually concrete that women hit when they topple from stilettos that can be 17cm high.

Pusser said he had seen a woman in a nightclub with bones poking through the skin after her ankle gave way. "That's an injury we usually see in footballers," he said.

Comments
  • pitbull - 2011-04-17 12:12

    Love the name of the paramedic spokesman.

      wmutahi - 2011-04-18 09:51

      LOL!!, well spotted. Great name.

  • Wayne.D.Baxter - 2011-04-17 14:59

    Eish. I can see it one TV adverts for killer heels.... "Please don't try these at home, in the office or anywhere.... Killer heels are worn by professionals and takes years of practice to wear safely".

      wmutahi - 2011-04-18 09:51

      Oh yea and a licence to wear them. You can own but you'll need a licence to wear them.

  • Fluke - 2011-04-18 17:00

    Why do so many women allow their views of beauty to be shaped by the fashion industry (which provides work for some really odd fish with skewed perceptions of what a woman's body looks like and no idea of its biomechanics) that they willingly subject themselves to the torture of high heels?

  • Mphotent - 2012-01-19 11:31

    I love the name myself, I wonder how its pronounced!

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