To scholars of evolution, it isn’t necessarily surprising that our backs hurt. After all, we are the only known animal to stand upright, and our backs are responsible for maintaining our posture against the ceaseless force of gravity. Yet, what is surprising Is that the origins of lower back pain may have less to do with our backs, and more with our feet. The expert podiatrists at Advanced Podiatry believe that Custom Foot Orthotics may be our best bet for bucking back pain.
The average individual walks anywhere from 2500 to 15,000 steps a day, which can make for good exercise. However, those who have issues with their feet, such as flatfootedness, or high arches, also tend to change their gate to compensate, which surprisingly, applies the most stress to the muscles of the lower back.
In fact, it’s not the impact, as is common with running injuries, that causes the problem, but the actual swinging of the leg that strains the musculature. Our experience at Advanced Podiatry has confirmed that approximately 80% of those with end stage lower back pain, have shown improvement, or relief of their pain with Custom Foot Orthotics. It has been our experience at Advanced Podiatry that those with Custom Foot Orthotics extended their hips almost 50% more, which meant less pressure on the muscles of their lower back, often resulting in approximately 50% less pain.
If you suffer from back pain and are interested in Custom Foot Orthotics please make an appointment to see one of our expert podiatrists at Advanced Podiatry of Manhasset, Huntington, Plainview, or Maspeth.