Are Your Feet Causing Your Back Pain?

Back pain is a common complaint, and for many people, it can be debilitating. When you’re suffering from a serious case of back pain, you likely want nothing more than to find some relief. Finding relief, though, often relies on determining the cause. So, could your feet be causing your back pain? Surprisingly, yes.

Connection Between Your Feet and Back Pain

Our world has evolved much faster than our bodies. Humans are not designed to walk on hard surfaces like concrete, wood, etc. Instead, our feet and bodies are built for walking on softer natural terrain, like dirt and grass. Unfortunately, most of us can’t spend our days barefoot in the grass.

Your feet, knees and lower back act as your body’s natural shock absorbers. When your feet aren’t properly supported either by the ground or a good pair of shoes, they are not able to absorb shock like they are meant to. This causes the knees to work harder, and eventually, your lower back ends up taking the heat.

What You Can Do

While you may not be able to spend your days with your toes in the grass or on the beach, there are a few things you can do to help make sure your feet don’t cause back pain:

  • Wear sneakers or shoes that are well-designed to support your foot and absorb shock.
  • Invest in a custom orthotic, if possible. If this is not in your budget, even a high-quality generic pair of inserts should help.
  • Make sure your body is properly Schedule an appointment with Denver South Chiropractic to have your spine and pelvis examined and adjusted.

If you spend a lot of time on your feet and suffer from low back pain, your feet may not be absorbing shock like they should. At Denver South Chiropractic, we are here to determine the underlying cause of your pain and discomfort and help you find an effective solution. To request a complimentary consultation, please call 303-757-7272.