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From your back to your toes!

14 Sep 2015 4:03 PM -

You’re on your feet all day and your back is killing you! Where has this come from? Your back pain is back! Or perhaps it never left. We know back problems can be debilitating and really do reduce your ability to enjoy life, so we’re here to help you!

Did you know that back pain can be caused by poor foot posture? Remember the song? The foot bones connected to the leg bone, the leg bones connected to the….I’ll spare you the rest! It turns out that the way you walk might be having an effect on your back. Your back is a complex structure that provides support for your pelvis, legs, ribcage, arms and skull. Back pain is a very common problem, and it can be caused by so many different things, though usually not due to any serious disease.

If your back is painful after standing for long periods of time, or after standing on hard surfaces such as concrete, or maybe your kitchen tiles or if you find you back is helped by wearing more supportive footwear then it’s quite possible that your foot posture, shoes without proper support or the way you walk could be contributing to your back pain.

Another factor could be high arches or flat feet, characteristics of these foot types might be contributing to your back problems due to the stress and strain on your lower back and pelvis.

If you’ve been having foot, leg, knee or back pain our podiatrists at the Active Foot Clinic have expertise in assessing foot and lower limb posture and your gait (your walking pattern) and can determine an effective treatment plan that can help with your back pain. Treatment options include specialised orthotics or insoles and footwear advice and strength and flexibility programs to get you back to a comfortable more active lifestyle sooner!

If you would like to find out if your back pain is being caused by your feet make an appointment with an Active Foot Clinic podiatrist today on 6925 8637 or click the Book Now button to make a booking online.