Don’t overlook your feet when considering low back pain causes.
When most people experience low back pain, they generally think they’ve overexerted, pulled a muscle, or have an issue with their spine. While any of those could be the case, it is important not to overlook what could be the underlying cause – a foot or ankle issue. At Abbott Foot & Ankle Clinic, we often treat patients from the Owen Sound, Ontario area who have been experiencing chronic low back pain and are looking into potential low back pain causes.
Your feet and ankles have quite a bit of influence on the functionality of your body as a whole. If you don’t have proper support, for example, the overall mechanics of walking can be off and put pressure on the lower back leading to inflammation and misalignments. The good news is that custom orthotics will often alleviate low back pain in these situations. In addition, you can avoid foot and ankle problems from developing.
Pain is never normal. It is always an indicator that something isn’t right. It is best to get to the cause of your pain and resolve it. Our way of thinking is that pain management means correcting the problem, not just masking it with pain killers or undergoing surgery and a long recovery. Before you consider either of these paths for dealing with low back pain, we recommend seeing us so we can determine if it is your feet and ankles are the source of the problem rather than other low back pain causes. Call today to schedule a consultation.
At Abbott Foot & Ankle Clinic, we can help determine low back pain causes for residents of Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Owen Sound, Stayner, Meaford, Thornbury, Creemore, The Blue Mountains, and surrounding areas in Ontario.