Chiropractic Tip: Pick the Right Shoes for Healthy, Happy Feet


Picture of feet and shoes.

Shoe shopping can be a lot of fun. But HarvardHealth reminds us buying the right shoes is an investment in foot health too.

So how do you find shoes that fit properly and provide adequate support?

They suggest you start with a piece of paper and the shoes you normally wear. Trace each of your feet and then put the shoes, one by one, on the feet. Your most comfortable shoes will probably match the outlines of your feet.

Then head off to the store and put shoes you like on the tracings. If the shoes are shorter or narrower don’t even consider them.

Be sure to get measured every time you buy shoes and shop in the afternoon when your feet will have expanded. If one foot is larger than the other buy the larger size.

In the store walk around to see if they are comfortable, and press on the top of the shoe to see if there is a half inch of space between the end of the shoe and your longer toe. Is there enough room at the balls of the feet? Do the heels fit snugly or slip off? Check the soles to make sure they can withstand punctures and check the shoe lining for any potential irritants like ridges or seams.

With this kind of scrutiny you should zero in on shoes you like that will also be comfortable and protective of your feet. You will also help prevent injuries to your feet and avoid falls.

When you have just the shoes you need, stop by and see your chiropractor and get some more wellness suggestions.

Chiropractors believe wellness and routine chiropractic care should be as basic to our lives as healthy diets and daily exercise. They offer the purest form of chiropractic care, providing full spinal adjustments using the diversified technique to check for subluxations, which are misalignments of the spine.

Subluxations are misalignments of one or more vertebrae in the spine and/or joints. When the misalignment is corrected it may have far reaching effects on back, neck and sciatica pain. It may also help with allergies, TMJ, arthritis, headaches and migraines.

As a wellness clinic the chiropractic focus is on daily stresses, aches and pain without use of medications or surgery.

If this direct focus on chiropractic wellness sounds just as great to you as it does to majority of the people in the U.S., make an appointment now and find out more.

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