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Picking the Perfect Shoes for a Healthy Back

By Genevieve Cunningham

When most people think about shoes, they're thinking about appearance. Do these shoes go with these clothes? Do they match? Do they make me look good? It's completely normal to see shoes as nothing more than an accessory to your outfit. But shoes have a surprising impact on health. The wrong shoes can begin a pain problem that's tough to break. Pain in the back often begins with the feet, and we don't even know it! If you've been suffering from back pain and you suspect your shoes, take a look at this guide to picking the perfect pair for better health.

Ignore Appearance

We all want to pick out shoes that we like and that look good, and that should play into your decision, but it shouldn't be the deciding factor. High heels look great, but they're not good for the feet  or the back. If the shoes are uncomfortable and hurt your feet, don't buy them no matter how good they look. Finding the perfect combination of comfort and appearance can be tough, but your back and feet will thank your diligence in the long run.

Buy Comfort and Support

Before you buy the shoes, try them on to test comfort and support. Are they comfortable? Great! Now walk in them. Do they offer support to the arch of your foot? If yes, buy them! If not, it may be better to keep looking. Your feet need to be supported in order to avoid pain, so be picky about what goes on your feet.

Ask the Chiropractor

The chiropractor is a wealth of knowledge, especially about healing and avoiding back pain. If you have pain, first go to the clinic for care. The chiropractor can adjust your spine to relieve pain and improve health. While you're there, ask them about your shoes. Ask how to give your feet and your back the most support through your foot apparel. They may be able to give you good advice about your shoes -- as well as about clothes, lifestyle choices, exercise, and basic spinal health. 

If you would like to add chiropractic care to your life to help protect your back even more, check out The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, getting care is easier than ever before. Just use their walk-in visits and affordable pricing to get quality care without the hassle. Chiropractic care can really enhance your health and keep the pain away. Get moving in the right direction with a quick stop at The Joint Chiropractic today.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Colorado Springs, Colo.

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