Here are some tips on choosing a winter boot that won’t just provide protection from the elements—it will protect your joint health too.
❓ WHY DOES CHOOSING THE RIGHT BOOT MATTER? 🥾
Foot pain doesn’t just start and end in the foot—it can be the source of much bigger pains in your body.
🦶 Foot pain is often the culprit for things like hip or lower back pain, which is why it’s so important to be assessed by a chiropractor to ensure you’re treating the correct pain source.
Choosing the correct shoe is the first step in ensuring you are looking after your overall joint health. 😀
❓ WHAT SHOULD YOU BE LOOKING FOR?
✔ First and foremost, you need to find a winter boot that is comfortable.
✔ You should be able to walk in the boot for long periods of time and not feel any points of rubbing or tightness.
2. Wide spacing
✔ Look for a boot that’s a bit wider than your typical shoe.
✔ Because of the cold, you’re likely going to be wearing thicker socks, so you need extra room for your foot to move around. 🧦
✔ Having a shoe that’s too tight is going to create stiffness in your foot and can lead to various conditions like bunions, plantar fasciitis and hip and back pain.
✔ Pay attention to how your foot feels in the shoe when you walk.
✔ Your foot should feel supported and cushioned. 👀
✔ Be sure to flip the boot over and check the tread—does it physically raise off the sole or is it flush?
✔ Raised tread is going to give you more grip and stability in the winter, minimizing the risk of slips or falls. 🤕
❓ HOW CAN A CHIROPRACTOR HELP?
Chiropractors are specially trained in diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal-related conditions, which includes your feet. 👨⚕️
If you’re experiencing pain when you walk, a chiropractor can assess the pain and recommend a treatment plan. 🚶♀️
❄ We hope that these tips help you to choose winter boots that will keep you comfortable and safe all winter long! ❄
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