Chiropractic: Unstable Shoes May Help Back Pain Patients.

Chiropractic: Unstable Shoes May Help Back Pain Patients.

Shoes with curved soles, known as unstable shoes, were developed to help strengthen lower extremity muscles and reduce joint loading on the knees and ankles. A new study looked at the effect unstable shoes have on the mid-body and found that the use of such footwear increases muscle activity in the core, particularly in the muscles that help maintain posture. The researchers conclude, “[The] use of unstable shoes may have potential implications in promoting spine tissue health, particularly in strengthening trunk muscles in healthy population or in low back pain treatment.” European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitative Medicine, April 2015

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