Put Your Best Foot Forward

The effects of misalignments of the feet and the effects on the body.

Should you ever forget just how many different things we do on our feet, stop and think about how many different kinds of shoes that are available. We wear dress shoes, casual, house, tennis, high-heeled, low-heeled, and on and on. Your shoes can be the base of you health problem.

Comfortable fit isn't necessarily a proper fit. The support you might need for your specific foot, back, spine, leg or neck problem. That's right. The wrong shoe can cause discomfort in various parts of the body - all the way from blisters to headaches, to spinal problems. That's because when your dealing with the feet, you are affecting the center of gravity, much like the foundation of a building. If the foundation is off, it will put more pressure on one side of the body - maybe even make the person structurally imbalanced like the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

For the same reason that a person is slightly taller in the morning, feet are slightly larger toward the end of the day. As you're sleeping during the night, your body settles end to end, with gravity pushing your weight downward and out. Likewise, after a full day of walking and standing on your feet, all your weight is on your feet, causing them to spread and stretch in both length and width. What all this leads up to is simply the fact that it is important to have your feet checked.

If you suffer from back pain related to foot problems and have never consulted a doctor, it would be wise to do so. Chiropractors are experts in body balance, disorders of the back, neck and spine...all the areas that are directly affected by foot problems and /or shoes that aren't right for you.

Visit a doctor of chiropractic for a comprehensive examination of your spine and structural system. Since the spine is subject to misalignment due to a multitude of activity and environmental factors, many people have such examinations on a regular basis.


Dr. Lynne Lofton

Eastside Spine and Anti-Aging

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Crystal Huskey February 05, 2013 at 12:01 AM
Thanks so much for the info Dr. Lofton!


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