It hurts to wear high heels. That's the bottom line. What is surprising is how quickly the pain kicks in. And abc's cecilia vega has that story for us. Reporter: There's a medical term for high-heel... See More
It hurts to wear high heels. That's the bottom line. What is surprising is how quickly the pain kicks in. And abc's cecilia vega has that story for us. Reporter: There's a medical term for high-heel pain, my dogs are barking. When does it set in? One unscientific poll in the u.K. Asked. And stiletto-loving women answered. 1:06.48. But who is counting? Hello, lover. Reporter: It's a love/hate relationship with women and their heels. We fall in them. We horde them. It could be excessive. Reporter: And we complain about how much they hurt. This is my routine. I wait for the last minute to put my high heels on before i walk out the door. The day officially begins. I tried an unscientific experiment of my own. Could I survive 1:06.48 without wincing in pain? ♪ men, they have it so much easier. My colleague, nick watt, found out on a hard-hitting assignment. Hey, nick. Hi. I see you didn't last too long in the high heels. I wear them weekends. That's all. Reporter: As I learned, there's even a price to pay for limited time in stilettos. Not only can you see all of the hardware in your high heel, but see what happens to the shape of the foot, particularly the smaller toes. Reporter: On the left, that's an x-ray of my foot in high heels. The pressure starts affecting the nerves, the tissues like the muscles and the ligaments. Reporter: You know what they say, the higher the heel, closer to god. I lasted more than 1:06 in my high heels all day. But a girl has to have some secrets. For "good morning america," cecilia vega, abc news, los angeles.
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