High Heels and Back Pain

If you’re a woman suffering from chronic lower back pain, it might be time to take another look at your footwear. Many such women come to our Edmonds chiropractor to discover that the source of their pain is actually in the high heels that they favor, and that the best solution is to switch to something a little closer to the ground.

When you wear high heels, you’re not standing on stable ground. It can be hard on your ankles, and your legs, and it puts unnecessary pressure on your lower spine as well. A study has shown that around sixty percent of women who frequently wear high heels suffer from lower back pain, so your best option may be to stick with flats and heels of one inch or less.