The spine and feet are among the most vulnerable parts of the human body.
Not only are the spine and feet complex in structure, but each individual’s areas often have specific features. It is important to be careful, or complicated issues can arise in each of these body parts. However, while some people may actively attempt being careful in their daily routines, there are some everyday activities that will lead to people wearing down their spines and/or their feet without even realizing it.
If left unaddressed, issues involving the spine could become more prominent down the line. Your spine can be hurt by improper work behavior, especially if the work you do is often physically taxing. Lifting with too much force, repeatedly moving heavy machinery or remaining in one spot all day with little variety in movement are some of the many ways that spinal issues can arise. Furthermore, although these incidents can also be worsened depending on how old you are, how you handle yourself outside of work can also increase the chance of spinal issues, including how much you weigh and how often you exercise.
Your feet can also be connected to certain activities, causing pain management issues. Many factors, including running, biking, or even walking can risk sprains or strains to your ankle and toes.
While the spine or feet can be focused in on to prevent pain, it is important to change your overall lifestyle in order to minimize risks. Wearing proper footwear, varying the kind of footwear you use, and maintaining the condition of your feet will help minimize just how much strain your feet will go through in the average day. If things do get to the point where medical help is necessary though, there are several means of treatment depending on what issues you are dealing with, so there is no need to worry if these worst-case scenarios arise.
Here at Alliance Orthopedics, our staff are dedicated to helping you deal with your chronic pain in our offices. We also feature programs to help teach how to maintain a healthy body long after our work is done. From physical therapy to chiropractic and everything in between, we are dedicated to helping you with your patient needs. For more info on what we can do for you, feel free to call any of our offices using the phone numbers on our homepage! We look forward to helping you get better faster.
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Travers, C. (2021, April 29). 14 Ways Podiatrists Say You’re Killing Your Feet. The Healthy. Retrieved October 2, 2021, from https://www.thehealthy.com/foot-care/ways-podiatrists-say-youre-killing-your-feet/.