Mill City, Oregon
280 S. First Ave.
Mill City, OR 97360
503-897-4100
Welcome to Santiam Medical Clinic, Part of Santiam Hospital. When it comes to your family and your health care, we understand how important it is to find the right medical provider. We are committed to lifelong exceptional care provided to you and your family. Santiam's primary care clinic is a state-certified, Patient Centered Primary Care Home( PCPCH). As a result the staff and the medical providers emphasize care coordination and communication. Ultimately primary care centers around the medical needs of our patients. It is our goal for you to live a healthy, vibrant, and well balanced life. We know you'll be well cared for by our excellent staff. Santiam Medical Clinic specializes in family medicine for all stages of life. As a family based clinic, our patients come here for many of their medical needs, including well-child and adult wellness exams, ages and stages, vaccines, and the ongoing management of acute and chronic disease. The clinic also offers on-site surgeries and procedures, hosts annual sports physicals at a reduced cost, and flu clinics. For your convenience Santiam Hospital not only offers a family doctor in Mill City, and we also have a Family Clinic in Aumsville, Stayton, and Sublimity Oregon.

4 Ways High Heels Affect Your Body March 18, 2019

4 Ways High Heels Affect Your Body, Mill City, Oregon

There’s no denying that a pair of high heels can add style to just about any outfit. However, if you wear them too frequently, you may sacrifice your comfort and health. Heels put you off balance, putting you at risk of orthopedic issues, such as foot problems or back pain. Here is a quick guide to a variety of health issues that high heels can cause.

Common Issues From Wearing High Heels 

1. Foot Problems

Heels don’t offer much support and cause you to walk unnaturally, so you may develop swelling on the bottom of your feet, leading to pain when standing or walking. They can also cause bunions, ingrown toenails, or calluses—all of which are painful and uncomfortable. These issues can also affect your ability to enjoy activities like running and dancing.

2. Knee Arthritis

orthopedicWhen you wear heels, it pushes your weight toward the ball of your foot, so your knees are forced to move forward. This places extra strain on your knees, increasing your risk of arthritis. 

3. Back Pain

Heels force your back to forcefully extend backwards—it arches more than normal—leading to back spasms and pain. Back pain can be debilitating, and you may need to wear a back brace or take pain medications as a result. Heels can also tighten your hamstrings—they are connected to your back—which can lead to back spasms.

4. Ankle Sprains

Walking on uneven surfaces in heels can be especially risky. Because it’s easy to fall and trip over a pothole or bump in the sidewalk, heels require you to change the way you walk. You can easily sprain your ankle, requiring you to seek medical intervention from an orthopedic specialist.

 

If you’re having pain due to walking in heels and you need an orthopedic doctor, turn to Santiam Hospital in Stayton, Oregon. The hospital has been around since 1953 and is dedicated to helping their patients live longer and better lives. They provide everything from preventative care to emergency services, and they use state-of-the-art technology to diagnose and treat medical issues. At this hospital, you can count on short waiting times in the emergency room and personalized care from medical personnel. For more information about their orthopedic doctors, call (503) 749-4734 or visit their website.

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