Back Pain: Relief From The Lower Limb

Back pain can be acute (short duration) or chronic (ongoing) depending on the underlying cause(s). Whether you have suffered from back pain for two days or two years it is without a doubt excruciating, frustrating and effects your quality of life. At Pods Footcare Specialists, we often work with third party professionals such as osteopaths and keep up-to-date with the latest physiological research, because usually it stems from the foot upwards.

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When you think about the human body, it is wise to never isolate certain areas of the body that may be deteriorating or falling to disease. You should consider the knock-on effects of each organ, tissue, joint and so on. When you consider back pain more time than not you imagine localised pain in the back which has experience trauma or deterioration. It’s not always the case that it begins and ends in the spine. You must consider the ‘kinetic chain’. The kinetic chain describes the lower back to foot movement and structure.

We put great value in the understanding of biomechanics and the research in this area is constantly churning. Lower limb biomechanics starts by assessing the posture and structure of your foot in a ‘relaxed’ position. This allows the practitioner to see whether you are experiencing true collapse of your arch muscles or an environmental ‘temporary’ collapse.

This is best explained by nature vs environment. Support is then provided using orthotic insoles which are tailored to your specific needs and foot. The effect is quite remarkable.

Using the orthotic insoles, your lower limb is kept in the correct position and is no longer a victim to the environment. Over time, pain in other areas of your body relieve and your body begins to heal and you are left wondering how you coped without them!

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