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Did You Know? Your Shoes May Be Creating Back Pain

When it comes to figuring out what the main cause and source of your back pain is, the clothes you wear may not be the first thing that come to your mind. However, many people are surprised at just how much of a toll that making a choice such as wearing the wrong pair of shoes can have on the health of your back and spinal column.

Believe it or not, the status of your feet has a heavy impact on the status of your back and lumbar support as well; the two parts of your body are more closely connected than you may have ever realized. Wearing trendy and fashionable items is certainly fun to do, but it is an unfortunate fact that many of the more stylish footwear options out there simply do not have the proper amount of ergonomic support that your body needs in order to stay healthy and well.

I recently came across an article by Care 2 that discusses some of the worst choices a person can make when it comes to the shoes they choose to wear, as well as healthy alternatives that can be chosen and helpful tips for keeping your feet healthy. Keep on reading below to pick up these useful health and wellness tips for yourself.  

You probably already saw this coming, but it definitely is worth repeating - high heels tend to be a big no-no when it comes to maintaining foot, leg, and back health. In moderation, certain heels may be alright to wear on occasion, but be sure to really pay attention to how the shoe makes the rest of your body feel. If a particular heel causes you to feel any sort of pain, you really should find an alternative piece of footwear. On those occasions when you do step out in high heels, be sure to use inserts that support the arch of your foot.  If you wear heels often for work, you will want to invest in a healthier option. Healthcare professionals suggest wearing flats or sneakers during your commute, and changing into heels once you arrive at work, in order to limit your time wearing them. 

As a general rule of thumb, you should always search for shoes that support your arch, and that aren't too big or too tight on your feet. If you suffer from chronic foot pain, it may benefit you to see a chiropractor for treatments that can bring you pain relief on your terms. 

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