The holidays mean lots of running around for many people. This can put a lot of stress on the feet and possibly lead to increased back pain. Before making the trip to the mall, grocery store, or neighborhood caroling, make sure that you have the right pair of shoes. Many sacrifice comfort for fashion when choosing shoes, but the body often suffers for days from this. Taking care of your feet this holiday season can decrease foot and back pain.
Here are some tips to avoid and relieve foot pain during the holidays:
Many times problems and imbalances in the feet can lead to problems and pain in the pelvis and the spine. Most people alter the way they walk when they are wearing uncomfortable, painful shoes. Limping or favoring one side more than the other leads to imbalances in the pelvis and spine which then leads to pain. Women’s high heeled shoes cause an increase in the curve in the low back. This can jam the joints in the low back and lead to pain.
Drs. Quintin and Katie Sleigh are chiropractors in Arlington Heights, IL who can help alleviate both foot pain and the accompanying back pain. They also are able to measure for custom made orthotics when necessary. Call today to schedule your FREE consultation at 847-788-0880
Source: The American Chiropractic Association www.acatoday.org/HealthTips