Is foot pain stopping you in your tracks?

Heel Pain Teal 2

Now that our very balmy fall is coming to an end it’s time for us to finally put our sandals away (when was the last time you got to wear sandals to the end of October!) and bring out the closed toe shoes and boots. 

Changing our footwear can lead to an alteration in foot and lower limb biomechanics, which can result in heel and foot pain.  At our clinic, we often see an increase in plantar fasciitis, pain in the balls of the feet and aggravated bunions when the seasons and shoes change.

It is always a good idea to check and be sure that your shoes have sufficient arch support. Take a quick look for signs of excessive wear and tear.  Do the heels on your favourite dress shoe need to be re-soled?  A shoe with a roomy toe box is helpful in preventing the development or aggravation of bunions.   

For anyone wearing heels, be sure to stretch your calves regularly and also switch up your heels with supportive flat shoes as often as possible.  Heels or no heels, it feels great to roll your feet over a tennis ball or a frozen water bottle after a long day in shoes.

Poor footwear doesn’t just take a toll on your heels, it can cause problems in your knees, hips, lower back and all the way up your spine.  Wondering why you’ve started noticing new or recurring aches and pains with the change in season? 

Your chiropractor can help you pinpoint the source of your problems.

Embrace the change in weather and keep a spring in your step!

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