You may not automatically think it, but your feet and their functionality are likely playing a role when you experience lower back
When we move, our feet cause a chain reaction through the body, which includes the lower back. This is why one of the major causes of lower
back pain is incorrect positioning or alignment of your pelvis while walking, which can often be attributed to poor foot mechanics.
Lower back pain often presents as tension, stiffness or pain, specifically felt during standing or moving of the lower body. This pain can
often correct itself within a couple of weeks, however, if it's connected to poor foot function, your pain could continue until the
biomechanical function of your feet and legs are corrected.
Our podiatrists can assess you, to see whether poor foot function, including flat feet, asymmetry between your feet, or leg length
discrepancy, is contributing to your lower back pain.
Common causes of lower back pain
Sciatica is a very broad term to describe ongoing lower back and leg pain, particularly affecting the buttocks area. You may
experience symptoms from your lower back all the way down to your feet.
Are you experiencing pain elsewhere?
3 exercises to strengthen your feet
Our feet are the foundation for the entire body, so it's important that they have enough strength to tolerate our activity levels. Use
these three exercises to help strengthen your feet.
Do I need orthotics?
Not everyone needs orthotics, but they can play an integral role in treating or relieving pain in several foot and lower limb conditions.
7 tips to keep your feet healthy this summer
The heat and humidity of an Australian summer makes it a prime time for issues to arise, so our newest podiatrist Lucy has put together
seven helpful tips to keep your feet healthy and problem free throughout summer.