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Thread started 04/27/16 9:03pm

toshi

In the wake of Prince's death, is it time to reconsider heels' potential hazard too? SERIOUSLY

I'm not joking. Prince's death raises a wide aray of issues, one of them is the over-prescription of opioids-based medications.

But to think in simple terms, Prince's hip problems, which led him to painkillers prescriptions, in turn, allegedly, caused him to die due to OD, all began with his daily use of heels. I understand that Prince's heels overuse does not represent the majority of women, but still, it got me thinking, is the use of heels that hazardous and are the health risks well-documented?

Girls?

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Reply #1 posted 04/27/16 9:07pm

CynicKill

I think heels are dumb.

But when I saw Prince perform and he stood on top of a piano (in heels) and then proceeded to jump off it, into a split and come back up as if nothing happened I was ammazed but I also knew that he would regret it one day.

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Reply #2 posted 04/27/16 10:58pm

alphastreet

I lost interest in heels after high school honestly . I still can't stand them in my 30s and take flack for it all the time. I do have hip pain sometimes from flare up from last injury and fibromyalgia and sometimes feel I should have it looked at again
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Reply #3 posted 04/27/16 11:11pm

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I don't wear heels. I get sore swollen feet. And I have a high instep so that don't help.

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Reply #4 posted 04/28/16 12:16am

LifeisGood

He sure did look good in them though - drooling emoticon goes here...

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Reply #5 posted 04/28/16 12:21am

MissMarySharon

Very high heels cause the body to be unbalanced. I was always amazed at how Prince could dance in them! In daily life I'd say some of them are fine, but it depends on how well made the shoe is, and whether it provides adequate support for the foot etc. Prince's little boots possibly provided good support for his ankles etc., I seem to remember reading something years ago about how his designers had the soles of them reinforced because they got so much wear onstage.

Does anyone know if Prince ever had any dance training? I was trained in ballet and modern dance - dancers are taught how to jump/land safely/be aware of dangers/how to use their bodies in certain ways. Most professional dancers are starting to wind down in their late thirties/forties, it is extremely demanding on the body and lots of them are in constant pain. I have arthritis now due to dancing on pointe. I certainly think Prince more than likely needed a hip replacement and had posssibly suffered various injuries over the years, which could have led to his having to take painkilling medication.

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