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Constant Standing Can Hurt Chiropractic Can Help

By Paul Rothbart

It sometimes doesn't take much to cause pain. It could be your job, housework, even just getting around your neighborhood. As you age, it tends to get worse. Even just standing, especially for long periods can cause considerable pain. Being on your feet for hours can cause problems in your spine, hips, and lower body joints that can reduce your mobility as well as hurt. There are steps you can take to help reduce damage and thus pain. Seeing a chiropractor may be the best way to help.

Get Off Your Feet

It may seem ridiculously obvious, but if standing hurts, sit down. Although you may have to stand on your job or while performing important tasks, take breaks. That's why state labor laws say employees are entitled to breaks. If you've got 5-10 minutes, sit down. Getting your body weight off your feet and lower body for a bit is essential. 

Practice Good Posture

When you are standing, posture is everything. If you slouch, you put an unnatural curve in your spine that can cause a subluxation. It can make your back hurt and also put pressure on your spinal cord, causing pain in other parts of the body. Stand straight, with your head up and shoulders back. Keep your weight equally balanced on both feet and bend your knees slightly. If you take the time to practice this every time you stand, it will become second nature and reduce your pain.

Wear Quality Shoes

Your feet and your ankles have the difficult job of supporting your entire body weight every time you stand. Asking them to do it in poorly-made shoes that have insufficient support is just asking for pain. Your shoes should be sturdy, well-constructed, and provide support for your arches. They also need to fit you well and be comfortable. Shoes are one article of clothing you should not skimp on, especially if you stand all day.

See a Chiropractor

All those subluxations in your spine and joints that may occur as a result of standing won't go away on their own. A chiropractor has the training and experience to find all of these issues and fix them with adjustments. This can relieve the pain and get your body functioning as it was designed to. In fact. Regular treatments can be very helpful to those who do stand for a living. 

The simple act of standing can be one of the hardest tasks when it is constant. Don't let it cause you chronic pain. Take the necessary steps to protect yourself and consider a visit to The Joint Chiropractic. You don't need an appointment. You may find that seeing a chiropractor is the final battle in the war on pain.

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

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