Back pain can have many causes and aggravating factors, footwear being one you may not have considered.
For example, high heels may alter foot, ankle and knee mechanics contributing to the position and load on the lower back. Thongs on the other hand are extremely flat, again which may influence strain on the arches, heel pain, tightness in the calves, hamstrings and thus strain on the back.
Supportive footwear may assist in part of the management of your lower back, proving a solid foundation from the ground up. Insert roll of eyes at the thought of wearing those orthopaedic shoes that only come in Tan. Some great news is that not all supportive shoes are unattractive. Here is list of supportive shoes that may provide comfort and assist in the management of your lower back pain.
If you are experiencing lower back pain and are not sure if your shoes maybe part of the problem, speak to your Osteopath today. Osteopaths look at lower back pain differently to other manual therapists. They take a whole-body approach by looking at how the spine is being influenced biomechanically from other body regions to finding the cause of your pain as well as address other factors that may be aggravating your pain.
In the words of Carrie Bradshaw
“The fact is, sometimes it’s hard to walk in a single woman’s shoes. That’s why we need really special (supportive) ones now and then – to make the walk a little more fun.”
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