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Write Off Injuries with a Lower-Leg Stretch
The vertical advantage we get from high heels has a trade-off. Coopersmith says that heels cause a lack of ankle mobility, which can lead to knee problems. She suggests a move that will stretch the ankle as well as the shin muscles: Extend your leg so the knee is straight but not locked. Imagine that the toe of your right foot is a pencil, and draw the entire alphabet with your foot. Now do the same with your left foot. "Try to do this three to five times each day," says Coopersmith. Instead of the alphabet, you can also trace out the numbers on your expense report.