Best And Worst Shoes For Back Pain
Our feet are the foundation of our body and the affect the way we walk, stand, sit and run. When we have a solid foundation, our muscles and bones work together and provide the best support for our backs.
When working to improve your health and posture, it is very important to take a look at where the rubber hits the road – literally.
Your feet are the foundation on which the rest of your body depends. There are a known 26 bones in your body alone, not counting the number of joints, muscles and other aspects that contribute to your body functioning at optimum levels throughout the day. Many problems within your knees, hips, back and even your neck can be traced back to problems originating within the complicated mechanics of your feet.
For example, in regards to women who work in an environment that requires them to wear high heels everyday that could lead to extra lower back stress and misalignment in the body. Flip flops, on the other hand, are so unsupportive that the lack of support can lead to arch pain, heel pain, ankle pain, or knee pain. (link 2)
PostureWorks provides whole body care that is never short of being the best of the best. It is for this reason that the PostureWorks doctors are certified providers of Sole Supports custom-made foot orthotics.
Sole Supports are the only foot orthotics that are calibrated to match each patient’s weight, foot flexibility and activity level. The patented MASS calibrated Sole Support orthotics has been scientifically proven to actually change foot posture and provide long-term improvement in foot biomechanics.
Running shoes are a great option in the meantime to relieve pain and offer more arch support. If you cannot wear running shoes to work, try gel insoles to give your foot better cushion, which directly links to softening the tension in your back.
PostureWorks also offers massages, which can increase blood flow, improve strained muscles and reduce future injury. (link 3)
In addition, Drs. Scott Levin, Jason Miller and Corey Todhunter of PostureWorks specialize in a unique and highly advanced chiropractic technique that very few doctors are trained in – Chiropractic BioPhysics (CPB). This unique, highly advanced scientific method had been proven to help with acid reflux, joint pain and fatigue. (link 4)