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Are Your Shoes Causing You Back Pain? Try This

By Virginia Laird

Living with constant back pain can be a struggle and put a damper on many daily activities. Chiropractors suggest that there are many who suffer with such pain due to the shoes that they choose to wear. Fortunately, chiropractors have offered a few tips to help you avoid extreme back pain as it pertains to the shoes you wear. A few tips include:

  • Avoid high heels where possible
  • Find shoes with support 
  • Try getting off of your feet periodically

Avoid High Heels Where Possible

You may have heard it said before, but it is necessary to avoid wearing high heels when possible, especially if you are prone to back pain. High heels impede the natural stride that your body relies on. When this happens, unnecessary stress is placed on the joints of the spine, which can lead to movement and restriction. Often, it is this restriction which leads to a great deal of pain. Chiropractors suggest that those who are serious about avoiding back pain should keep high heels below two inches. Following the advice of these chiropractors you can be sure to begin managing and reducing your back pain.

Find Shoes With Support

Another tip chiropractors offer when looking at your shoes, as it relates to your back pain, is finding shoes with support. Research suggests that when shoes do not offer the proper support, your feet will not be comfortable and the way you walk will be different. As the body begins to adapt to improper support it can again lead to a great deal of pain. Rather than having such pain prevent you from doing the things you love, make sure you choose proper shoes with plenty have support. 

Try Getting Off of Your Feet Periodically

Equally as important as the shoes you have on, is your ability to get off your feet from time to time. Chiropractors suggest that making time for breaks whether at work, on vacation, or simply doing housework, can play a factor in your back pain. These chiropractors suggest that getting off your feet every couple of hours can help reduce tension in the spine as well as prevent pain. Taking good care of your feet can be the secret to helping you enjoy the activities you have planned rather than finding yourself wishing you had stayed home. Start today doing the necessary things to keep you on your feet.

Routine chiropractic care can also be beneficial when trying to prevent back pain. Consider dropping by The Joint Chiropractic in your community today to get started on your personalized pain prevention plan. With more than 450 locations nationwide, you are sure to find one nearby. With no appointment necessary, getting started is as simple as stopping by on your way home from work. 

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

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