- 4 Jul 2011
No. It is a misconception.
While high heels can cause a number of foot-related problems, they do not lead to varicose veins.
"The condition seems to run in families, meaning you are either prone to varicose veins or not", said Associate Professor Tan Seck Guan, Senior Consultant, Department of General Surgery, Singapore General Hospital.
If the walls of your veins are weak, you are more likely to develop varicose veins whatever your lifestyle habits.