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Edmond Chiropractor: Shoes and alignment

Edmond Chiropractor: One tip to maintain alignment

It’s getting warmer, and that means people are getting close to ditching those tennis shoes and putting on some sandals or flip flops. We’ve talked about how flip flops can create pain in you feet, legs, hips, and back. We’re not going to focus on flip flops this time though, because what we call the “flip flop trot” isn’t the only bad shoe etiquette that can cause you ongoing pain. Today, the Edmond chiropractor explains why the shoes you wear matter.

Sometimes it’s not hard to see what shoes will cause you pain. One look at them is all you need to know putting those on will end in a world of hurt. Other types of shoes may surprise you though! Let’s take a look at why you may need to increase your visits to the Edmond chiropractor based on the decision to wear two different types of shoes.

1.) High Heels: High heels are one of those obvious pain shoes we mentioned before. You can tell just by looking at a pair of heels that they are going to lead to all kinds of pain, but not just in your feet. In simple terms, they throw off your alignment by changing your center of gravity. This creates extra stress and strain on your lower back. If you need to wear heels, the lower the better.

2.)Ballet Flats: Like flip flops these flat, slip on shoes don’t offer any kind of support whatsoever. This lack of support can lead to stress and strain on joints. In addition, if the shoes don’t fit properly it can cause your tendons to tighten up as a result of you straining to keep your shoes on when you walk! If the shoes are too tight they will cause pain in your toes which can surge up into your knees, hips, and lower back!

You may not want to hear it, but tennis shoes really are the best bet. Insoles or inserts can also be helpful and lend additional support. We love it when you visit the Edmond Chiropractor and we love treating you for your feet, hip, and back pain we also care about you as a person. Take care of those feet and see in a difference in your pain levels. Enjoy the spring and summer!

For more information about our Edmond chiropractor feel free to call us at 405-285-7325 or to schedule an appointment.