Back pain is a condition that can make your day to day life difficult, no question about that. Many people experience it in their lifetimes, and in most cases, it is a serious cause of concern.
The fact that it is such a common health problem but people choose to live with the pain is more concerning. Many studies and researches suggest that over 70% of people will experience some sort of back pain in their lifetimes.
Lifestyle factors, weight, muscle imbalance, disc and joint problems, and posture problems can all lead or contribute to back pain. Back pain may also arise from sleeping on an uncomfortable mattress, standing in one position for long periods, calf tightness, sitting in one position while working, or driving for long periods.
Back Pain Caused by Foot Posture
It is a little-known fact that foot posture problems can be a cause of back pain and injury. When this is the case, flat feet causing back pain is one of the most common foot problems. Let’s take a look at what happens to the body when a person has flatfoot posture.
When the arch of the foot collapses, it creates a knock-off effect on the rest of the body which causes posture imbalance. The collapsed foot arch causes the shin bone and thigh bone to twist inwards, which adds stress on the knee and hip joint. This causes the hips to tilt forward which forces the spine to move away from its natural position, adding stress and pain in the back.
Diagnosis and Treatment
As there can be many causes of back pain in addition to poor foot posture, a full physical examination is necessary. X-ray or MRI/CT scan may be required if your doctor needs to examine the bones and tissues. Posture and walking pattern analysis can be beneficial for a more comprehensive diagnosis.
Typical treatment programmes for back pain involve:
Foot insoles support the feet in their best posture; this can be beneficial as part of a complete treatment programme.
MASS4D® foot insoles offer unmatched levels of corrective support that helps promote alignment from the feet up to the ankles, knees, hips, and the back. Our users can see and feel the difference within the first week of wearing MASS4D® in terms of visual appearance and pain relief.
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People often wonder if there’s a cure for flat feet. While it is tempting to seek out a permanent solution for the condition, it helps to know which treatment is the most effective in getting results.
Pilates refers to a series of exercises that target the core – the abdomen, obliques, lower back, inner and outer thigh, and so on. The movements involved in pilates also help to improve flexibility and posture while promoting core stability.