Choosing Good Workout Shoes to Avoid Pain

By Virginia Laird

Back pain is nothing short of annoying, especially when trying to get in a workout. Each year, millions flock to chiropractors searching for answers and cures for such pain. It is advised that one of the first places to check when suffering with back pain as you exercise is the shoes you are wearing. Research indicates that these should be replaced more often than most choose to do so. A few tips suggested by chiropractors when trying to replace your shoes include:

  • Replace old shoes
  • Make sure shoes offer support
  • Shoes should fit well immediately

Replace Old Shoes

Chiropractors suggest that you should replace your workout shoes every four to six months. Research indicates that wearing shoes to exercise in that are too old and worn can be the root cause of back pain. While you may believe that your favorite shoes are simply broken in, chiropractors suggest that the support and cushion are broken down. Start checking your closet for workout shoes which need to be replaced to help prevent back pain.

Make Sure Shoes Offer Support

When it comes to wearing great workout shoes, one secret is making sure they have support. This means they support the arch of your foot, as well as your back. Over time shoes can wear out and the support breaks down. Chiropractors suggest that wearing supportive shoes is vital in protecting your back from pain.

Shoes Should Fit Well Immediately

Although you may have heard most of your life that shoes must be broken in, chiropractors suggest that shoes should fit pretty well immediately. This means that when you try on your shoes, all of your support should be present. If the shoe does not feel good the moment you try it on, it is likely not the shoe that is best for you.

For those who suffer with severe back pain, it may be necessary to check in with your chiropractor often. There, you can receive the treatment necessary to help you prevent and manage your back pain. Consider dropping by The Joint Chiropractic in your community to get started on your routine care right away. With more than 450 locations nationwide you are sure to find one near you. And with no appointment necessary, being seen is as simple as stopping by on your way home from work.

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

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