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Chiropractors And Foot Care

When most of us think about chiropractors, we don’t usually think about foot care. After all, chiropractors adjust the spine, right? But the truth is that our feet are our foundation and they work hard to support our entire frame; so it only makes sense that we should take good care of them. Your chiropractor can help with foot care.

Your feet can affect the rest of your body and if foot posture is out of alignment, you may suffer pain in other parts of the body. But there are things you can do to improve the health of your feet, and get on a foot care program, so read on to discover a few great tips….

Foot Care Tips

  1. Pick the correct footwear. In this society, we place fashion far above comfort and function, but musculoskeletal problems can be very severe after years of poor support in your shoes or from excessive wearing of high heels. This causes stress on the ball of the foot, as well as aches and pains. If you must wear high heels, try going for a lower heel and make sure the toe box does not squeeze the sides and tops of your toes. Take the insole out of the shoe and try standing on it. If your foot goes over it at any point, the shoe does not fit properly and will cause you pain eventually.
  2. To see if the shoe is appropriate for you, try these tricks:
    • Shoes should not twist easily
    • The heel of the shoe should not be so soft that it can be pinched.
    • The shoe should only bend easily at the toe—where your toes would naturally bend.
  3. Replace your shoes every year. If you are a runner or exercise often, or if you are obese, you should replace your shoes much more often—3-6 months is a good time frame. Foot care is dependent on your shoes!
  4. Try to lose weight if you are overweight. Extra weight can put a lot of stress on your feet as well as other parts of your body and can eventually cause serious problems. Overweight people have flatter feet as a result of supporting too much weight and this can lead to pain and posture problems.
  5. Don’t forget your feet when exercising! Doing simple toe lifts not only feels good but also helps the muscles in your feet relax. Stand up, roll up on to your toes and repeat this several times. It’s a great stretching exercise, as well as giving you a little boost of energy in the middle of the day. Do this fairly often if you sit at a desk all day. Stretching your calves is also quite beneficial for those suffering with plantar fasciitis. You can really ramp up foot care when proper exercise.

Remember, getting cardio exercise, a healthy diet and good foot hygiene all contribute to optimal foot care and health. If you are not under the regular care of a chiropractor, you should be. Regular spinal adjustments can alleviate foot pain and promote overall wellness.

So be kind to your feet—they have a big job to do in order to keep you moving freely and healthily! Proper foot care can benefit your whole body!

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1211 48th Avenue North Myrtle Beach, SC 295777
Phone: (843) 449-1000

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