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Pain in Your Neck? Check Your Shoes

By Virginia Laird

Do you find yourself suffering with pain for no apparent reason? Chiropractors indicate that this can be caused by wearing the wrong shoes. Research suggests that shoes play a key role in preventing back pain. There are some shoes that are more likely to cause pain than others. A few things to consider about your shoes include:

  • High heels can cause back pain
  • Wear shoes that offer support
  • Find time to take breaks

High Heels Can Cause Back Pain

One quick tip from your chiropractor is to avoid wearing high heels. These can impede your natural stride, which puts unnecessary stress on the spine. Although the temptation to wear these lovely shoes may be too much to bear, consider you back and the pain these shoes can bring about. Chiropractors suggest that you wear heels that are no taller than two inches -- when you feel the need to wear them -- to help prevent such pain. Consider investing in a few cute and stylish pairs of flats today. 

Wear Shoes That Offer Support

Chiropractors preach the importance of wearing shoes that offer some support. These are generally shoes which are fully attached to the foot. For the most part, sandals and flip-flops are not considered footwear that provides any support. Shoes with the right support encourage good posture and a natural stride. This helps to keep back pain to a minimum. Where possible, start wearing shoes that offer good support as much as you can. 

Find Time to Take Breaks

Chiropractors suggest that no matter what you are doing, that you take breaks throughout the day. During these breaks, you should find time to get off of your feet. This can help any tension in the back subside. Chiropractors also advise that stretching while taking your breaks can help prevent and manage back pain. No matter how busy you think you are while working, make sure to find some time for breaks.

For those who find themselves struggling with back pain regularly, chiropractic care can be helpful in managing your pain. While visiting with your chiropractor, you will help establish a pain prevention plan personalized to meet your needs. Consider dropping by The Joint Chiropractic in your community to begin your routine care promptly. With no appointment necessary, getting started can begin with one quick stop on your way home from work. And with more than 450 locations nationwide you are sure to find one near you. 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Raleigh, N.C. 

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