Posh Blamed for Handbag Health Hazard

Posted by: on Jun 7, 2013 | No Comments

Style icon and former Spice Girl, Victoria Beckham, is being blamed for a fashion related health risk associated with carrying over-sized handbags– an accessory that is known to form part of her iconic image.

Victoria Beckham sports one of her many oversized handbags

This bizarre allegation has been dubbed ‘Poshitis’ by doctors, after claims that Posh‘s fashion followers can be putting themselves at risk of torn muscles and inflamed shoulder tendons by copying her signature handbag pose, where she is often pictured sporting a large, full bag on the crook of her elbow.

Speaking to The Express, Physiotherapist Sammy Margos said, “We have seen handbags which weighed a huge 1½ stone. It can cause repetitive strain injury and pain in the shoulder and neck.”

It’s not just handbags that can be detrimental to your health. “Women may think they are following a catwalk trend but they are storing up trouble. We have seen a huge increase in shoulder and neck problems and killer heels can add to the pressure on posture.” said Margos.

The allegations definitely shed light on the much used quote, “beauty is pain”. But this poses the question- would you put your health at risk to look good?