Foot orthotics can help manage lower back and hip pain by improving and stabilizing the position of the feet, which in turn improves every aspect of a person’s gait.
This phenomenon is called the kinetic chain.
The feet represent the base of the kinetic chain. Each subsequent joint above the feet can be considered a “link” in the chain, all the way up the trunk of the body to the neck.
Leg Length Discrepancy
Facet Joint Disorder
Degenerative Disc Disease
Foot-related back pain is a constant aching or sharp pain that is more commonly found in the lower back.
You may have noticed that your lower back pain is worse in different shoes and when walking, running, or standing for long periods of time. This indicates that your feet are contributing to your back pain, and is easily fixable with our inserts.
Improper alignment at the feet initiates a chain reaction of pain through the knees, hips, and all the way up to the back.
About 90% of all patients with lower back pain will have non-specific low back pain, which, in essence, is a diagnosis based on exclusion of specific pathology.
Many healthcare professionals use a variety of diagnostic labels. For example, general practitioners may use lumbago, physiotherapists call it hyperextension, chiropractors or manual therapists describe it as facet joint disorder, and orthopaedic surgeons classify this as degenerative disc problems. Currently, however, there is no reliable and valid classification system for most cases of non-specific lower back pain.
In clinical practice, as well as in the literature, nonspecific lower back pain is usually classified by the duration of the complaints. Lower back pain is defined as acute when it persists for less than six weeks, subacute between six weeks and three months, and chronic when it lasts longer than three months.
Back pain is directly due to misalignment at the feet. An imbalanced stabilization at the feet creates a chain reaction of improper alignment throughout the rest of the body.
Something as simple as the drop of the arch on the left foot will cause the length of your legs to differ. This makes your pelvis, rib cage, and spine tilt and curve, which in turn, causes certain back muscles to be overused to compensate and support the out of balance alignment.
Stabilizing your insole will create a balanced foundation and relieve your pain.