What is lower back pain?
We’ve all experienced that uncomfortable ache in the lower or upper back from time to time. Back pain is reasonably common and can be caused by a variety of scenarios—sleeping the wrong way, sitting at a poorly configured work desk all day, or just plain old aging. While back pain is common and there are many reasons why we may experience it, it shouldn’t be persistent.
All too often, we attribute back pain to “being on my feet too long” or “not wearing the right shoes”, but our bodies are designed to be on our feet for prolonged periods of time. However, there may be an underlying reason to back pain—talotarsal displacement, or misaligned feet.
How Can Misaligned Feet Cause Back Pain?
To understand what it means to have misaligned feet, it’s important to first understand what it means to have aligned feet.
When your feet are aligned your ankle bone (talus) sits directly on top of your heel bone (calcaneus). The front edge of each bone is almost aligned with the other and there is a naturally occurring space in between called the sinus tarsi.
When your feet are misaligned your ankle bone falls forward and out of line with your heel bone causing the sinus tarsi to close/collapse. When this space collapses it causes your entire body to be out of alignment and puts excess strain on other portions of your body, including your back.
Treatment for lower back pain.
Once we have obtained a diagnosis of your condition we are able to formulate an individualised treatment plan. We don’t offer a one size fits all treatment solution.
Depending upon individual circumstances one or multiple treatment options may be undertaken to offer you the best possible outcome.
Low Level Laser Therapy
Healthy feet provide the foundations for a healthy body and an active life!
Dr Peter Shelton BSc Hons. Accredited Podiatrist.