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Chiropractic Tips for Buying Shoes

By Lana Bandoim

Shoes with high heels may look gorgeous and give you a height advantage, but they are not the best choice for daily wear. Chiropractors frequently see patients who complain about back pain and wear the wrong shoes during the day. Consider these tips about buying better shoes and see a chiropractor for more help.

Avoid High Heels and Pain

Not only do high heels create foot, toe and heel pain, they are also dangerous for the back. They can increase lower back pain and increase the risk of tripping or falling. Try to choose shoes with a heel of two inches or less and save the extreme high heels for rare occasions.

Pay Attention to Styles

Chiropractors warn that some shoe styles do not provide adequate support and can increase pain or create other problems. Try to avoid shoes with very thin straps that let the feet wobble and do not give enough support. Thin straps can also dig into your skin and create pain or sores. Also, avoid shoes with recessed heels because they are not stable.

Do not buy beautiful shoes that do not fit your feet. Although fashion is important, it is not worth the pain of swollen feet and possible nerve damage.

Get Arch Support

The best shoes will have adequate arch support as part of the design. However, you can purchase inserts and other products to help the arches. Chiropractors mention that custom-made orthotics are important for people who spend many hours on their feet because of work.

Remember to Rest

It is important to give the feet a chance to rest so remember to take breaks and slow down. If it is possible, take off your shoes at work to stretch. Avoid wearing tight or uncomfortable shoes during the day. Consider soaking the feet in a warm bath or getting a massage. Remember to wiggle your toes and give the feet a chance to move without the constriction of shoes or socks.

Visit The Joint Chiropractic to get personalized care plans from licensed professionals who care about your health and entire body (including the feet). The Joint is open on weekends and evenings, so it is easy to see a chiropractor without worrying about scheduling conflicts. In addition, insurance is not required, so there are fewer hassles and less paperwork. The chiropractors at The Joint can address a variety of medical problems and provide solutions.

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

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