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Shoes May Have an Impact on the Back

By Tom Herrin

Everyone deals with some of the same issues.  Making purchases of new things to wear is inevitable.  As items wear out, they must be replaced.  While some things last for quite a long time, some must be replaced every few months.  One of those that requires replacing is shoes.  Too often people buy new shoes based on just how good they believe they look.  The downside is that many times this can end up being a critical mistake.  Shoes can have quite an impact on health.  The back can suffer for sure due to a bad choice in shoes.  If the wrong shoes creates pain in your back, a visit to a chiropractor may be the best course of action.

Shoes and the Back

People may not give much thought to the role that shoes can play in their overall health.  The fact is that poor quality shoes can create some real problems, particularly when it comes to lightweight shoes.   When choosing footwear, people should be certain they have a substantial shank.  This is what is between the insole and the outer sole.  Some shoes, such as many flip-flops, have no shank.  As a result, the feet sink into the shoe making an indention that eventually can cause an imbalance as people walk.  Another thing that is recommended is a three-arch support.  This provides more balanced support to distribute their weight and saves stress on the foot.

Chiropractors Can Provide Relief

When people go to a chiropractor with back pain, they usually receive an adjustment in which the spine is gently manipulated so that the injured joint is restored to its normal position.  This can relieve the pressure off of the nerve that is causing the pain.  Since this is all natural, no pain medication is used.  There is no risk of addiction or side effects.  The chiropractor may suggest some exercises that can strengthen the muscles that support the injured joint.  They may also suggest the best things to consider when selecting shoes.

Regular Visits May Be Part of a Good Maintenance Plan

Once people experience the relief that can be provided by a chiropractor, they may want more.  At The Joint Chiropractic, they have plans that can make this available for anyone.  No insurance is required, no appointments are necessary.  They are open days and evenings, weekdays and weekends at all of their more than 450 locations nationwide.  If you have pain in your back that may be a result of bad shoes, or any other cause, drop in at The Joint Chiropractic today and get on track to normal activities.

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

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