High Heel-Related Injuries Have Spiked Over the Years

It may be time to follow in Barbie’s footsteps and say goodbye to those horribly painful stilettos. According to a new study published in The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery, high heel-related injuries have doubled between 2002 and 2012. In 2002, there were 7,097 related injuries for women in the U.S.; in 2012, there were 14,140. The research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham states that an estimated 123,355 high heel injuries were treated in emergency rooms across the United States between that 10-year span. The data was collected from the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s Electronic Injury Surveillance System.