Do High Heels Cause Foot Injuries in Women? Many women wear high-heeled shoes on a regular basis.  These shoes can cause of a number of foot injuries.  This does not mean that you can never wear shoes with a heel but most women are wearing a heel that is not appropriate for their foot type.  A heel between 1 and 2 inches is typically comfortable for women and does not put unnecessary strain on the foot.  Heels that are higher than 2 inches begin to put the joints at the end of the range of motion and put a lot of stress on a musculoskeletal system that was not designed to handle that much stress.  Common injuries caused by high heels are stress fractures, tendonitis, Achilles injuries and sometimes even sprained ankles.  These injuries can be treated but you should seek out a professional, experienced podiatrist like Dr. Craig H. Thomajan DPM, FACFAS of Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists.  If you are having foot pain related to high heels and are looking for information, give us a call at 512-328-8900.