Lower back pain is sensation of a pain or ache in the back. Back pain may arise during sports, walking, standing or even at rest. Back pain is very common and can affect anyone at any age.
Podiatrists treat back pain that is caused by abnormalities in foot posture. An altered foot posture and, therefore, altered walking pattern can cause strain on certain structures within the back. This can lead to pain. There are lots of other causes of back pain, many of which are traumatic or postural. For these types of problems a physiotherapist is the best person to treat your injury.
Foot posture is often overlooked as a cause of back pain. Many clients with back pain are referred to Manchester Podiatry following an assessment with Manchester Physio. If you suspect that you have a back problem that is caused by the posture of your foot during standing, walking or running you should arrange a podiatry appointment as soon as possible to allow you to continue with your normal everyday life without pain.
If you have lower back pain you should not ignore the problem as you could be causing damage to your back.
Following an initial assessment and gait analysis, orthotics (shoe inserts) can be provided to give support under the arch of the foot and realign the foot into a more central position with the ground. A heel raise may be required if you have a leg length difference. If the feet are functioning inefficiently, it is possible that the legs and lower back are functioning poorly also. This may be improved by wearing orthotics. An improvement in foot posture helps to reduce stress on the lower back. The podiatrists at Manchester Podiatry can also advise on your training regime and footwear.
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Our clinics are open Monday to Friday 8am - 8pm, and 9am - 4pm on Saturday. We can usualy see you within 24 - 48 hours. Sometimes same-day appointments are available.
Manchester Podiatry offers a range of podiatry services that are suitable for all individuals. This means that whether young or old, amateur or elite athlete - Manchester Podiatry can help you!
Manchester Podiatry is a leading provider of quality podiatric assessment and treatment services in Manchester and Merseyside.
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