Could You Have Lower Back Issues?
Are you experiencing:
Pain at the lower back?
Sore and stiff lower back?
Instability when walking?
More then likely we are dealing with a Lower Back Issue
We Treat Lower Back Issues
Lower Back Pain Symptoms
What Is A Lower Back Issue?
Lower back issues can be caused by injuries, mechanical problems, types of arthritis and other problems.
A lower back issue can affect any of the ligaments, tendons or fluid-filled sacs (bursae) that surround your lower back as well as the bones, cartilage and ligaments.
This is where the problem lies: when a harsh repetitive force is applied on the foot for example walking everyday on a hard flat concrete ground with unsupportive footwear, the big toe simply can not activate properly which can switch of the quad, gluts and abdominal core muscles. Developing a lower back issue can be a reaction to a dysfunctional gait cycle.
What Causes Lower Back issue?
At Podiatry x Recovery we view the lower back as a stability joint in the body. When the foot or hip loses mobility through stiffness or instability the lower back is usually the joint that compensates heavily. The main cause of a lower back issue is the dysfunctional biomechanics of the body. Due to dysfunctional walking mechanics, the hip compensates by internally rotating compressing the joint lining, bone and ligaments of the hip.
There are a few factors for developing a lower back issue:
- Repetitive activities
- Long periods of standing
- Genetic predisposition (Flat feet or High arches)
- Improper foot or hip mechanics
- Weight gain
- Unsupportive footwear
- Walking barefoot on hard surfaces