Shoes glorious shoes! Most women and a great deal of men love their shoes. They are designed to be worn for about eight months or 500 miles but like most of us it really depends on what we do in those 500 miles. Just as a great car we want them to look good but maintenance and protection is always essential not only for the tires (soles) but the entire mechanical integrity of the machine (your body).
Understanding Your Feet
Your feet are the foundation of your body. They support you when you stand, walk, or run. The foot is constructed with three arches which, when properly maintained, give exceptional supportive strength. These three arches form a supporting vault that distributes the weight of the entire body.
But did you know, they also help protect your spine, bones, and soft tissues from damaging stress as you move around? Your feet perform better when all their muscles, arches, and bones are in their ideal stable positions. So proper alignment will help your body from the ground up.
What If There Is A Misalignment?
If there is compromise of one arch in the foot, the other arches must compensate and are subject to additional stresses, which usually leads to further compromise.
It’s a chain reaction.
As Chiropractors we know alleviating pain in one part of your body often requires treating a different part. The pain you feel in your neck could be caused by a misalignment in your spine that is caused by unbalanced positioning in your feet. By stabilizing and balancing your feet, your body’s performance and efficiency increases while there is a reduction in pain, and and best of all contributes to your total body wellness.
We Can Help!
As you check your tires this season, take a moment and to check the threads of your shoes. If they are worn or worn unevenly there maybe an imbalance that is causing your knee, hip, or even neck pain.
Our expert team is ready to help you get back and balanced so you can get an amazing more miles out of your well maintained body.
Call today we are ready to serve you!
For Your Health,
Dr. Scott Van Dam