One common and effective treatment for tendonitis is chiropractic treatment. Even so, you will need to take some precautions and preventive measures to ensure you will not experience tendonitis again.
Some individuals may experience tendonitis repeatedly despite undergoing the best treatments. And sometimes, it is no longer because of the way you were treated or the type of treatment process you used. Sometimes, the reason may be because of the way you walk or the type of shoes you use.
How can your shoes cause tendonitis?
The majority of your weight is supported by your feet and the types of shoes you wear will either help your feet support your weight or make it more difficult for your feet to do their job. Aside from this, wearing inappropriate shoes at inappropriate times may also trigger other foot conditions as well as disorders and pain in your back and hips.
This is why it is important to learn more about shoes, particularly the specific type of shoes to wear at certain times.
Here is some basic information on different types of shoes that will help you prevent repeatedly needing chiropractic treatment for your tendonitis.
- Flip flops – These are the go-to shoes for walking around the pool, beach, around the house, or inside public shower rooms. It’s alright to use flip flops on occasion but wearing them every day increases your risk of developing tendonitis. Keep in mind that flip flops do not offer appropriate arch support, heel cushioning, or shock absorption.One rule to remember when using flip flops is to not use those that cost less than $5 on a daily basis. These types of flip flops are made for short walks only and not to provide comfort and support for your feet. You can consider buying sporty and athletic brands of flip flops which will surely feature the support and comfort that your feet need.
- Flat shoes – Although these are surely more comfortable to wear than heels, high heels actually provide more support to your feet than the basic flats. These types of shoes provide 1/8 of an inch separation from the ground that you are walking on. Thus, you will have to strain your muscles more to keep your footing balanced. And the more you strain your muscles, the more you are at risk of developing tendonitis.Consider using products that provide arch support and reduce foot and heel pressure if you are really want to use flat shoes instead of high heels. There are various products available in the market today that you can consider such as inserts or custom orthotics. Ask a professional or a chiropractic treatment provider for other suggestions.
- Heels – There are different levels of discomfort that an individual can gain from wearing high heels. These vary depending on the height of the heels and how frequent it is worn. According to experts, some of the results of frequently wearing heels include developing blisters, causing pain in the Achilles tendon, formation of painful and bony enlargements at the back of the heel, bones and nerves inflammation, and hairline fractures.
If you really want to wear heels, choose those that are two inches or lower. It also helps if you wear the chunky versions over those stilettos for a more even distribution of your weight. And of course, do not wear them on a daily basis.
Learn more of these tips by speaking with a chiropractic treatment professional at Carolina Wellness and Rehab.
Carolina Wellness & Rehab
1211 48th Ave N Little River, SC 29577
Ensuring you take proper care of your feet through appropriate chiropractic treatment.