Feet are the foundation of the body. Wearing shoes that don’t give proper support could contribute or even cause lower back pain. To avoid nagging back pain, it’s important to try and find footwear with that have extra cushioning. It may also be helpful to use insoles or inserts to help provide extra support.
One way to avoid back pain is to replace your sneakers when you notice that they aren’t providing enough support. If you run or jog regularly, make sure to invest in a high-quality pair of athletic shoes. By investing in a more supportive shoe, you’ll be able to get more use out of them and benefit from the extra cushioning.
Another shoe that throws off the alignment of the body are high heels. When wearing high heels, you’re not walking in a natural position. This can cause stress and strain on the lower back. It is recommended to wear lower heels when possible. Another way to avoid the strain caused by high heels is to limit the duration you wear them. For example, while walking to-and-from work, wear your sneakers and switch into your heels when you arrive at the office!
Flip-flops are a less supportive shoe that can lead to stress and strain on joints and tendons. In fact, wearing flip-flops for a long period of time can cause arch pain, heel pan, ankle pain or knee pain. Flip flops are ideal shoes for the summer, but if you know you’ll be walking long distances, try to wear your sneakers!
To find out more information about how your shoes can have an impact on your back pain, contact Lavanga Chiropractic!