Is Fashion Causing You Pain?

By Virginia Laird

Fashion can be painful. However, those who love fashion generally do not mind a little discomfort in exchange for great shoes and purses. Making a few slight changes to the style selections a person makes can help prevent pain in the future. A couple of things to look into when trying to decide why you may have pain include your shoe and purse choices.

High Heels are Painful

I am a high heel lover, but even I cannot wear them all day, everyday. They can be painful to both the foot and the back. For those who wear heels regularly, it is recommended to keep routine visits to the chiropractor. Heels can cause the body to stand unnaturally and walk with an improper stride. This can put pressure in all the wrong places, leading to immediate pain and restriction in the spine. Chiropractors can help restore function to the spine using small adjustments. They recommend, for those who love heels, to keep them low. It is also recommended to not attempt to wear them all day. Carry a pair of tennis shoes to give your feet and back a break when needed.

Heavy Purses can Cause Pain

As a lover of a large purse, I know firsthand the struggle of trying to keep the load light. It is nearly impossible. Chiropractors encourage women to try to keep their purses on the light side. In order to accomplish this, it may require those who carry large purses to switch to a smaller style. Staying trendy will not be a problem as there are a wide variety of smaller, stylish bags on the market. No need to worry about all the things that may currently be in your bag that will no longer fit in a smaller bag. The truth is: You probably did not need the majority of it.

If you are someone who has suffered from back pain, take a quick glance at your purse and shoes. If it fits the description above, consider making a change. You may also want to begin your routine visits to the chiropractor. When caught early enough, the damage caused by heels and heavy purses may be able to be completely reversed. Stop by The Joint Chiropractic in your neighborhood to get started.

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

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