Your Shoes Can Be the Culprit of Your Pain

By Virginia Laird

Back pain can be tricky to get rid of. The cause may not always be freely evident. Instead, it can take a great deal of trial and error to get to the root of the cause. Chiropractors teach that the shoes you wear can be the cause of your pain. Chiropractors teach that taking a long look at your shoes can help you solve the mystery of your pain. A few things to consider when it comes to your shoes include:

  • Invest in more flats to wear
  • Stop wearing high heels
  • Replace your shoes as they wear out

Invest in More Flats to Wear

Chiropractors suggest that flats are a great option (when it comes to shoes) to help avoid and prevent back pain. Wearing flats help to avoid any interruption to the natural stride. Chiropractors recommend that you should choose flats when looking for dress shoes (or shoes for work), which can provide comfort and prevent back pain. Consider this advice the green light to start shopping for more shoes, especially flats, right away.

Stop Wearing High Heels

Chiropractors insist that wearing high heels can be a major factor in the cause of back pain. Research suggests that heels can alter your stride, which can cause the joints of the spine to move into a restricted position. Chiropractors indicate that as the spine is restricted, it can hamper function of many systems of the body, including the immune system. It is suggested that high heels become a thing of your past to help you manage and prevent your back pain.

Replace Your Shoes As They Wear Out

Research indicates that shoes which are worn frequently wear out within a matter of months. For many, this can mean replacing shoes every three to four months. Chiropractors teach that wearing shoes that need to be retired can cause a great deal of back pain. These can prove to be lacking in support for the spine. Now is a great time to start checking your shoes and replacing those that have seen better days.

For those who experience back pain, no matter what type of shoe is worn, it may be wise to make a trip to The Joint Chiropractic in your neighborhood. There, your chiropractor will work with you to determine a pain prevention and management plan that meets your needs. With more than 450 locations nationwide you are sure to find one near you. And with no appointment necessary, getting started on your routine care can be as simple as dropping by on your way home from work, or even during your lunch  break. 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Chandler, Ariz.

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