BACK PAIN (LOWER)
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What is Lower Back Pain?
Knee, hip, and lower back pain can occur due to local structures in these areas being directly traumatised or damaged. However, if there is no history of trauma in these areas and they are painful when weight bearing, it will be due to poor foot posture and mechanics. Alternative poor foot posture will aggravate the knees, hips and back thus causing pain.
What causes Back Pain?
If your feet roll in (low arches) or roll out (high arches) due to poor foot posture (misaligned joints / subluxation) this will cause twisting around the knees, hips and lower back. Long term poor foot posture may affect the upper back and neck.
A misalignment of the bones of the feet (subluxation) will cause the knee joint to misalign resulting in twisting the knee. This will cause an imbalance in the muscle pull around the knee which will cause the knee cap to mal-track (patellofemoral syndrome) resulting in knee pain. The hips and lower back will also rotate out of alignment causing unnecessary stress and strain on the surrounding structures eventually resulting in pain. As one continues to function like this, progressive degeneration of the joints starts to set in.
How to fix painful knees, hips, and lower back?
Taking a thorough history, assessing which structures around the area of pain are affected and assessing the mechanic of one’s feet and legs is vital to stop and prevent foot related pain to the knee, hip and lower back.
Many people see a General Practitioner, Physiotherapist, Chiropractor, Osteopath or Masseur for their pain, only to find that it is still present or has come back again. This is because they have not addressed and corrected their body’s foundation – their poor foot posture.
Foot Posture Centre Melbourne podiatrists are trained in identifying if your knee, hip and lower back pain are related to your foot mechanics. If you are suffering from persistent knee, hip, and lower back pain make an appointment with our podiatrist to see if it is originating from your feet.
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Ankle Pain
- Arch Pain
- Back Pain (Lower)
- Ball of Foot Pain
- Big Toe Joint Pain
- Children’s Feet
- Claw Toes
- Flat Feet
- Hammer Toe
- Heel Pain
- Heel Spurs
- High Arched Feet
- Hip Pain
- Knee Pain
- Midfoot Pain
- Morton’s Neuroma
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Shin Splints
- Stress Fractures of Foot & Legs
- Tired / Aching Legs
- Weak Ankles / Ankle Instability
WARNING: This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace professional podiatric advice. Treatment will vary between individuals depending on the diagnosis and presenting complaint. An accurate diagnosis can only be made following personal consultation with a Podiatrist.
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