Are Your Shoes Setting You Up For Injury in Coeur d’Alene ID?

Are Your Shoes Setting You Up For Injury in Coeur d'Alene ID?

Are Your Shoes Setting You Up For Injury in Coeur d'Alene ID?

Foot-related injuries are often triggered by improper footwear in Coeur d'Alene ID and this can include plantar fasciitis, bunions, Morton's neuroma, achilles tendonitis, calluses, and blisters. Shoes that don't provide adequate support not only effect your feet but can throw your entire skeletal system out of balance and this will effect your posture and over well-being.

Why it matters in Coeur d'Alene ID

When the foot is held in an improper position, excessive force is placed on the knee and this can lead to weakness and injury to the knee joint. Misalignments of the knee then trigger a shift in the placement of the pelvis and spinal column.

High heels top the list of features to avoid when shopping for shoes. Study after study confirms that towering heels upset the body's natural posture. If you are unable to dump your pumps, at least limit the number of hours you wear heels or wear them on days when you won't be walking a great deal.

Women aren't the only ones who need to be concerned with high heels. The half- to three-quarter-inch platforms on many male dress shoes predispose men to heel-related injuries. Chunky style shoes are no less damaging than stilettos. One recent report revealed that broad-based heels cause a more dramatic shift in posture than some narrow heels, resulting in a heightened risk of knee and hip arthritis(The Lancet 2001;357:1097-8).

In some cases, simply choosing quality footwear isn't enough. Certain foot types and posture imbalances benefit from custom-molded orthotics. If you would like to be evaluated for orthotics, visit our office or see our website for more information on orthotics.


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Natural Spine Solutions

3913 N Schreiber Way
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815

(208) 966-4425