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START FROM THE GROUND UP

Who doesn’t love a good pair of shoes? Shoes are a simple way for us to accessorize and really pull together our outfits. According to the American Chiropractic Association, Nearly 80% of people experience back pain in their life, but did you ever think shoes could be the culprit for your back pain?

When our feet are not in proper position, the rest of our body changes its movements to support that improper position. It’s called a kinetic chain, which is the idea that the way you move one part of your body affects other areas, says Jeremy Smith, MD, a spine surgeon and back pain specialist with the Orthopedic Specialty Institute in Orange, California. The most common shoes that trigger back pain are high heels and sandals due to their unnatural arch support.

Shoes that have proper support:

  • Shoes designed to work with the natural arch of your foot. Knowing what type of arch you have is important! Generally speaking, there are three arch shapes: over-pronation (low), neutral, and excessive supination (high).
  • Running shoes are typically designed to support and address many different issues, with motion control helping pronation, stability for the neutral arch, and cushioned to assist supination arches.
  • Shoes with proper ankle support to secure the base of the ankle and foot decreasing the chance for injury
  • Shoes with good cushioning properties will reduce and soften the impact the foot endures from contact with the ground while running and walking

As you walk, you put the force of as much as five times your body weight on each foot. If the foot is not able to absorb that shock or redistribute it properly, problems can develop elsewhere.

New Health Services has a dedicated team able to treat back, knee, and joint pain. For more information, contact us at http://bit.ly/2S0KJ2s

References: How Your Feet Affect Your Spine and Back Pain? (2019). Retrieved from https://www.orthofeet.com/blogs/news/how-your-feet-affects-your-spine-and-back-pain; Stewart, K. (2016, December 21). The Best and Worst Shoes for Back Pain. Retrieved from http://bit.ly/2JNQJbr