Does wearing high heels result in spider veins around the ankles

Sclerotherapy . 8 answers . 4 years ago

I'm worried about my circulation.

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4 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group

Not that I'm aware of, but it's likely bad for your foot and ankle however (the bones and ligaments).

4 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group (View Profile)

Not that I'm aware of, but it's likely bad for your foot and ankle however (the bones and ligaments).


4 years ago by Center for Venous Disease - Glendale

Please schedule an appointment to discuss with our doctors. If you have numerous spider veins, you'll need an ultrasound to determine whether you have venous disease (valve reflux) or just need sclerotherapy.

4 years ago by Center for Venous Disease - Glendale (View Profile)

Please schedule an appointment to discuss with our doctors. If you have numerous spider veins, you'll need an ultrasound to determine whether you have venous disease (valve reflux) or just need sclerotherapy.


4 years ago by Innovative Vein

High heels may contribute some. Difficult to say. But the larger problem is simply a genetic one. You inherit your leg veins.

4 years ago by Innovative Vein (View Profile)

High heels may contribute some. Difficult to say. But the larger problem is simply a genetic one. You inherit your leg veins.


4 years ago by VeinSolutions - Edina

Wearing high heels is definitely not good for your venous system. However, spider veins do not have any impact on your circulation.

4 years ago by VeinSolutions - Edina (View Profile)

Wearing high heels is definitely not good for your venous system. However, spider veins do not have any impact on your circulation.


4 years ago by Laser Vein Center

We do recommend to patients to try to minimize the amount or duration of wearing high heels whenever possible. Although high heels do not specifically lead to spider veins at the ankles, their chronic use can lead to overall vein problems. The reason is that high heels minimize the full range of motion of the foot and ankle when walking, and therefore decrease the amount of flow by what is called the "muscle pump" of the calf. This can lead to an increase in venous pooling in the limb, and eventually to vein problems.

4 years ago by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

We do recommend to patients to try to minimize the amount or duration of wearing high heels whenever possible. Although high heels do not specifically lead to spider veins at the ankles, their chronic use can lead to overall vein problems. The reason is that high heels minimize the full range of motion of the foot and ankle when walking, and therefore decrease the amount of flow by what is called the "muscle pump" of the calf. This can lead to an increase in venous pooling in the limb, and eventually to vein problems.


4 years ago by Miller Vein

No. There is no evidence that high heels causes any problems other than potentially sore feet.

4 years ago by Miller Vein (View Profile)

No. There is no evidence that high heels causes any problems other than potentially sore feet.


4 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

There is no proof that high heels contribute to ankle spider veins. Theoretically, high heels may affect the calf muscle pumping action leading to a decrease in its efficiency thus increasing the chance of vein formation.

4 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

There is no proof that high heels contribute to ankle spider veins. Theoretically, high heels may affect the calf muscle pumping action leading to a decrease in its efficiency thus increasing the chance of vein formation.


4 years ago by Health Qare Associates of Northern Virginia

There are no definitive studies to suggest that high heal are the cause of spider veins.

4 years ago by Health Qare Associates of Northern Virginia (View Profile)

There are no definitive studies to suggest that high heal are the cause of spider veins.


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