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Shoes and Your Back Pain

As I have gotten older, I find myself choosing a shoe that offers comfort and support versus style and fashion. As much as I don't want to admit it, that was not always the case, I was guilty of wearing the latest stiletto and hottest high heel but now periodically I experience back pain as a result. We all think it can't or won't happen to us, but it can and possibly will. Let my experience be your gain! I have learned that comfort and support is waaay more important which is why I am sharing this blog with you today.

Did you know that wearing inappropriate shoes could cause your back to feel stressed? Shoes are cushions, foundations, and levers that we use to walk, stand, run, jog and so on. If a person wears properly fitting shoes it will help to promote a healthy posture. On the other hand, if someone wears ill-fitting shoes, watch out feet and back.

The feet are the number one target the starts normal back pain. In short, the first thing that hits the ground when you start to stand or walk are your feet. Once the heel hits the surface, the remaining sections of the foot start to follow, which promotes weight and stress throughout areas of the body. Feet problems alone can lead to back pain. Poor posture causes back pain, yet the condition is often characterized by inappropriate actions we take.

Fact: Wearing high-heels will slowly pull the weight of the entire body forward, thus corrupting the posture and arches of the back. Hold your weapons down women, because in time you will feel pain. The toes are designed to provide us support, yet when a person wears high-heels it causes the toes to affect the joints, since the toes will narrow, causing weight or pressure to the spine. Now, high-heels are sexy to both men and women, yet these heels are going to cost you a fortune down the road. You can look good in supported shoes that fit comfortably without damaging your ligaments, tendons, nerves, muscles, and so on.

There are so many other things that could cause back pain, let's not add shoes to the list. If you are not wearing, supportive shoes that provide you a comfortable fit, you may want to explore orthotic shoes or insoles to relieve your back pain.

In addition to shoes, you can perform stretch workouts, investing in a back brace and practicing leaning, sitting and lifting strategies to correct your actions and reduce back pain.

Fact: If the spine is misaligned, it can lead to back pain. Duh, you knew that. Anyway, we misalign the spine when lifting incorrectly, wearing ill-fitting shoes, and leaning, or sitting in positions incorrectly.

I hope you have found this blog article helpful. If you have suggestions add them in the comments.

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