Tips for Healthier Feet and Pain-Free Days
By Donna Stark
Are you feeling pain and discomfort in your back? Do you know why? Well, it could be caused by your bad posture, excessive screen time, sedentary lifestyle, and poor sleeping positions, or it could be caused by something you haven't even considered yet. Your shoes. When you wear shoes that don't fit well, you are increasing the risk of pain and injury. Fortunately, with some simple changes in your life, you can find relief and get back to pain-free days again. Want to know what they are? Keep reading!
Time to Shop
The best way to find relief from back pain caused by the wrong pair of shoes is to go shopping for either some new shoes or some extra support. A new pair of shoes and some insoles or orthotics can help make a huge difference in your pain levels and how well you feel. Let's take a look at the benefits of both.
Benefits of the Right Shoe
If your shoes aren't properly fitted, have little to no support, or have poor traction, the chances of changing the way you walk are high. And even though this change in gait may seem too insignificant to cause any damage, the truth is, it can wreak havoc on your body. It can shift your body's alignment, cause tightness in your muscles, and damage the arches in your feet. That's why it is so important to choose the appropriate footwear for all the different activities you engage in.
Benefits of Insoles
Now, don't start worrying about being forced to wear unattractive shoes all the time. You can also choose to keep the shoes you love and just switch the pairs you normally wear with ones that have more support a few times a week. Or you can consider investing in some insoles or orthotics. Insoles and orthotics are easy to use and will provide the support your feet so desperately need. They are sure to make a huge difference in how you feel.
Pain-Free Days Ahead
By making different shoe choices and investing in inserts or orthotics, you will be able to find the relief your body is screaming for! So, go ahead and hit the stores for some much-needed shopping, and if you need more guidance on how to find relief, stop in to see your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic on the way home. They will help get you stepping in the right direction!
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Raleigh, N.C.