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Tips For Replacing Your Workout Shoes to Prevent Pain

By Virginia Laird

While there are a plethora of reasons you may suffer with back pain as you exercise, chiropractors indicate that much of the time it can be caused from wearing the wrong shoes.  Many admit to purchasing shoes due to appearance. Chiropractors suggest this is a habit which should be stopped immediately. Contrary to popular belief, not all shoes fit the same, and shoes do wear out which can lead to foot and back pain. If you are ready to replace your workout shoes, check out tips offered by chiropractors to help you pick the perfect pair. A few of these tips include:

  • Replace your shoes routinely
  • Always try on shoes
  • Know what your foot needs

Replace Your Shoes Routinely

Millions have a certain pair of workout shoes which are their favorite. With this, these are generally worn for months, and at times years. Most of the time this is long after the cushion is worn and the shoe needs to be replaced. Research suggests that the vast majority of those who work out rarely replace their shoes. However, chiropractors suggest that shoes which are worn to work out in should be replaced every four to six months.

Always Try On Shoes

There are many who prefer to shop online or select a shoes based solely on looks. While this may be more convenient and fun, it is a bad habit. Chiropractors suggest that trying on your shoes is always best when in the market for new shoes. All shoes are built differently, causing some to offer more support or cushion than others. Chiropractors indicate that shoes should be immediately comfortable when you try them on. The next time you're in the market for shoes, make sure you try them on beforehand to ensure the fit.

Know What Your Foot Needs

Chiropractors suggest it is best to know what feels good for your foot. Some shoes offer more arch support than others. If you are one who does not need this type of support, having too much can cause a great deal of pain. Rather than having this happen to you, make sure you know exactly what you are looking for when you go shopping.  

If you are one of the millions who suffer with back pain, which can be stop you in your tracks, it may be best to consider a trip to your chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic. There, you will be able to establish a personalized pain prevention plan. With more than 450 locations nationwide you are sure to find one nearby. And with no appointment necessary you can drop by at your earliest convenience.

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

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