Adding something practical to the wealth of information that already exists on the internet regarding back and knee pain.

do shoe horns help knee pain and back pain

There are a million reasons why the back and knee start acting up. Knee pain and lower back pain (LBP) are the two most common forms of injuries among the elderly. Usually earned after a hard life’s work, cases of lower back pain and knee pain are beginning to rise in the youth.

Overuse and sudden movements can lead to strains which are the most common form of soft tissue injury. Slowly adjusting to a more ergonomic lifestyle can reduce the overall wear and tear of your body.

Hopkins researches found that the most common knee surgery was the arthroscopic partial meniscectomy (APM), with an estimated 750,000 procedures performed each year (1).

With more education and better technology, the quality of our lives can be made better, however the greatest weapon we have against age is prevention.

Good habits are usually formed after the fact, so it is very difficult to start good habits young.

By introducing shoe horns to you or a love one’s life, you can begin developing ergonomic habits that will improve the quality of their life in the long run.

shoe horn old time shoe horn

History is split when the shoe horn made its appearance into everyday lives. Whether or not it was first introduced during the Renaissance or 15th century England, it is arguably the most convenient and efficient tool for putting on a pair of shoes or boots. Fast-forward to the new millennium and the fundamental utility of this device remains the same, or better.

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If you have interesting shoe horn facts you’d like to share, don’t be afraid to send us a line. We’d love to hear your stories and share our obsession with shoe horns. Dressing aids and other forms of tools is a huge part of history- especially in the medical field! Even today more adaptive equipment is being made right now.

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Just one of those things my grandfather had. It was a sleek metal shoe horn that worked perfectly. It requires a bit more dexterity than a plastic one but offered a truer, timeless shoe horn experience.

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