Varicose veins are a common disease

Here you will find answers to your questions on varicose veins

Frequently asked questions

Is it bad to wear high heeled shoes?

Without doubt, high heels look sexy and make women’s legs appear much longer. But anyone who wears high heels all the time is expecting a lot of her veins.

A recent study showed for the first time that high heels reduce the action of the muscle pump and thus impair the blood flow back from the leg veins to the heart. According to this research, the worst shoes for the circulation in the veins are high platform shoes and stilettos with 7 cm heels. Even shoes with 3.5 cm heels begin to affect the return transport of blood.

The bad news is that constantly wearing high heels increases the risk of varicose veins and promotes symptoms and complications.

But the good news is that you do not have to give up high heels altogether – just do not wear them all the time. The recommendation is to change your shoes frequently. Do not wear high heels all day long, save them for going out in the evenings and other special occasions. Comfortable flat shoes are better for venous function at work and during the day. Go barefoot as often as you can, as this encourages the activity of the muscle pump.