Flip Flops are NOT Shoes


So anyone who knows me knows I love shoes!  My kids have also inherited my love of shoes.  What they don’t love is a daddy who knows about shoes and how footwear affects your body.  The shoes you choose are important!  Take tennis shoes for example: they are not all made alike, and they are not all the same support level or the same shape. Not all feet and shoes are the same shape; and all 7’s aren’t exactly the same size and shape either. Always try them on first. Also, did you know on average, most women wear shoes 2 sizes too small, and men wear 1 size too small?  Replace shoes often.  Check the wear on the bottom of your shoes. Shoes are like tires; by the time you see the wear, it’s too late.  Also look at how they wear, most often, they do not wear evenly across the foot, which can be a sign of future problems.  Listen to your body!  If you exercise and all of the sudden your legs or knees are uncomfortable, that is a sign your shoes could be worn.

fliplopsChoose appropriate footwear for your activity that day.  Our staff are on their feet all day; they all wear tennis shoes and custom orthotics.  Being on your feet all day does affect your body.  Dr.  Lee, who is so not into fashion, is very particular about his shoes for work.  He only wears one brand. We buy the same ones in two colors and we replace them every few months.  When looking at the worn shoes, the outside of the shoe looks fine, but after that time period, he feels the fatigue in his body.  He has chosen this brand of shoe because it is supportive, fits his foot shape, has a thick soft sole to absorb shock, and he is able to use custom orthotics.

This is all true for kids too.  My kids frown when they tell their friends my daddy does not let me wear flip flops.  My kids also do not wear wedges, much to their dismay.  We also choose our shoes for the activity of the day.  Tennis shoes are most often chosen for playgrounds, parks, amusement parks etc…

Reason to wear flips flops

  • Beach
  • Pool
  • To get mail
  • You are pregnant, and your feet do not fit in anything else

Places to not wear flip flops

  • Zoo
  • Play ground
  • Park
  • Amusement park
  • Shopping

So today’s lesson:  flip flops are not shoes, choose footwear for your daily activities, and replace shoes often.

If you tell your husband Dr.  Lee says you need to go shoe shopping, he will deny it!

 

 

 

 

 



Testimonials

I have been having severe pain since 2014. I’ve had a full battery of x-rays/MRI done to diagnose my condition [as] severe arthritis. After I was prescribed an injection that I was told would take care of everything, the pain was back, worse than before. Dr. Lee reviewed my x-rays and MRI and set up a treatment plan... After the 1st visit my pain has decreased. I can already feel a big difference.

Before coming to Dr. Lee, my ankle pain would wake me up during the night because of its severity. Dr. Lee has helped alleviate the pain in my ankle. By performing specific exercises twice per week, the pain is non-existent!

I have been a patient of Dr.Lee's for about 10 months now. As a 22 year old, I have been suffering from back pain since I was about 13 years old. The pain increased a few years ago and despite physical therapy performed at other facilities, and pain medications from the doctor I was unable to control the level of discomfort. I found Dr. Lee and have been extremely happy with my results.

I came to Dr. Lee with several aches and pains. I was nervous about receiving chiropractic treatment but Dr. Lee eased my concerns by thoroughly making sure that I was a safe candidate for adjustments... After regular adjustments and Physical Therapy, my knee pain is gone, my elbow pain is gone, my ankle and wrist are improving AND I’m reducing the migraines I used to get too!

I began seeing Dr. Lee after noticing severe tenderness and pain in my left hip region... I was lucky to find Dr. Lee when I did, not only did he help me discover that the pain in my hip was actually related to a mass growing uncontrollably but he also gave me the comfort I’d been searching for with chiropractic. I’d recommend Dr. Lee to anyone who wants to be pain-free!

I have had lower back problems for about 35 years. As I aged, they were getting worse. I also noticed I was over weight. I came to Susquehanna Spine & Rehab because Dr. Lee could address both issues as part of a unified plan. The diet regimen, chiropractic, and personalized exercises worked!

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve had pain in my neck and shoulders... Now that I’m an adult, my pain continues, but Dr. Lee is helping me a lot. I have an appointment twice a week, and I can definitely tell a difference. I use pain management along with the tens unit and physical therapy. All three of these services are working great and I’m definitely feeling better.

I have had back problems for years. I have been to other chiropractors I have even gone to medical doctors no one has been able to make it feel any better. Then I found Dr. Lee I have finally found relief. I am feeling so much better after starting care at Susquehanna Spine & Rehab.

I began seeing Dr. Lee because of a shooting pain I developed in my left heel... After a brief examination, Dr. Lee explained to me that my pain was being caused by Plantar Fasciitis... Shortly after Dr. Lee began treating my heel, I noticed that I was experiencing less and less discomfort. In a few short weeks, I was able to continue my exercise routine and enjoy my daily activities pain-free!

When I came to Susquehanna Spine & Rehab I was very skeptical. After only 2 weeks at Susquehanna Spine and Rehab the severe pain in my neck, shoulder and arm had greatly improved … NO MORE PAIN! I can now sleep through the night without waking up in pain! THANK YOU SUSQUEHANNA SPINE & REHAB!!!

My daughter started falling up the stairs at school and having severe knee pain for no apparent reason... Dr. Lee did a thorough exam and walked us through his entire treatment plan. Every appointment was made at a time convenient to my schedule. Heather has made wonderful progress and is now pain-free. Dr. Lee was always available for questions and kept me well informed of her progress.