WARNING

You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.

Close [x]

Choose the Right Shoes

Look around any crowded city street, and you'll see plenty of footwear— from stiletto heels to platform shoes— that is more than a little unkind to our feet. It's no wonder that foot pain is such a common complaint. But it's not just our feet that are hurting. Improper footwear places strain on the knees, hips and back. According to Karen Achtermann, DC, your feet serve three purposes: support, locomotion and shock absorption. So, support your body by following these guidelines for proper footwear.

Leave the High-Heels Behind

Women, listen up: The higher the heel on your shoe, the greater the amount of stress placed on your forefoot. High-heeled shoes can contribute to the collapse of one or more of the foot's three arches. These shoes also place undue stress on the ankle, which can lead to ankle instability and sprains. Plus, when you wear high-heels your calf muscles shorten, warns Achtermann. Then, if you alternate between high heels and flat shoes, your calf muscles go through a shorten/lengthen cycle that can lead to pelvic imbalances and low back pain.

Consider Orthotics

Many chiropractors recommend orthotics. There are two kinds of orthotics: the simple, commercially-made insoles that are available at outdoor sports or shoe stores, and custom orthotics. Custom orthotics are superior since they are tailored to your individual foot and are designed to correct for your particular imbalances. These are created by making an impression of each foot called a cast, and then correcting for specific misalignments. According to Achtermann, custom orthotics help to prevent dysfunction of the lower body and legs, and decrease spinal stress.

WE ACCEPT NEW PATIENTS EACH DAY! CALL NOW.

Consult with the doctor at no charge or obligation to see if we can help.

Sign-up using the form or call us at 203-226-1047 to take advantage of this exclusive offer. You must mention this website offer on making your appointment.

X-rays and Examination not included. Medicare rules apply.

THIS ---->https://propperchiro.com/index.php

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday9-13:30-7
TuesdayClosedClosed
Wednesday9-13:30-7
Thursday3:30-7
Friday9-1
Saturday8-10
SundayClosedClosed
Day Morning Afternoon
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
9-1 Closed 9-1 9-1 8-10 Closed
3:30-7 Closed 3:30-7 3:30-7 Closed

Testimonial

I've been to Dr. Propper twice; in 2012 I was having lower back issues and after working with him (and listening to him & Dr. Jen) they went away. Over Thanksgiving (2015) I developed a herniated disc - this was the worst back pain I've ever experienced and Propper Chiropractic has helped me TREMENDOUSLY - the pain is practically gone and I am extremely thankful!

Sam A.
Westport, CT

Newsletter Sign Up