Shweta Minocha/ January 24, 2020/ Canada, Health/ 0 comments

Knee problems are generally associated with aging, poor diet or an unhealthy lifestyle. 

Did you know that the wrong pair of shoes can cause stress and imbalance in your body?
Do you know even regular exercise cannot save your feet from pain and injuries?

Each exercise is meant for different muscle groups. 
It doesn’t matter whether you are a regular gym-goer or someone with an active lifestyle. If you are missing an exercise for a particular muscle group especially one that needs more attention, the result will be more injuries and more issues in the body.

I didn’t even know about it, until a few months ago when I went to see a physiotherapist because of my severe knee and leg pain.

It first began with knee pain, so I took a few days break ( which is very hard for a person like me who is always on the go) and continued with some multivitamins. But nothing worked, showed no signs of recovery even after days of taking rest. In fact, it got worse. The pain was unbearable, I had to rush to the physiotherapist which was luckily quite close to my house. I took some sessions with the Doctor but it was not the permanent solution, bad news!
Now the good news was that I know why this was happening. Yes, you heard right! This was nothing new to me, I was suffering from such problems lately and every time it happened I took it lightly.
After that incident & sessions with Physiotherapists & Pedorthists, my understanding of foot problems deepened and changed the entire outlook on branded shoes and workouts.

My feet required customized footwear and the shoes I was wearing most of them were not meant for my feet which was hard to believe as I am always into branded, good quality shoes. Comfort has always been my topmost priority more than fashion. 

The doctor examined my feet asked me to wear shoes that are suitable & designed for the collapsed arches ( I got flat feet, which means fallen arches ) and created a treatment plan, included exercises such as eccentric calf raise, ankle inversion & more.

Without further delay, I bought footwear from the shoe store specializing in footwear specifically to needs and lifestyle, Oh My Sole!
I can speak from my experience, you can go to any good store (if you know the exact foot problem) where the employees are knowledgeable and help you choose the right shoes for you.

For instance, Asics, a brand I had never looked at in my entire life when buying sports shoes. I am always Nike or Reebok Girl.
But the Sales Associate at Sport chek insisted on me trying it, as it is designed to support and provide additional cushioning for the arches.
I found it so comfortable, now this one & Aetrex from Oh my sole are my go-to shoes.
It succeeded in strengthening my knee, improved my leg alignment within a few months of incorporating everything my doctor told me.

The takeaway

▶Do not sit back when you are in pain, see a physiotherapist or use an orthotic device.
▶Customized shoes don’t mean boring & outdated. The companies are working very hard on their designs & styles to be in the game. Its a competitive place & everyone wants to stay in the business.
▶People like to wear fashionable shoes, especially when so much money is shed for a pair of shoes.
▶If you are doing the right exercise for the required muscle & wearing the right shoes for most of the day, rest assured.
▶In the future, you can also wear your favorite Stiletto. Yes, you can! Condition applied.
▶A small little change can be super effective in maintaining your healthy & active lifestyle. 

Good luck for the active lifestyle 🤗

 Put your strong foot forward 💃🏻

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