The cause of your lower back pain may surprise you. Lower back pain can emanate from many places, including your legs, ankles and feet. It may seem odd to many but your ankles can be one of the causes of your prolonged backpain. Just think for a moment: Most of us, even those living sedentary lives, take thousands of steps each day. Improper mechanics can lead to greater muscle fatigue. Muscle fatigue in turn can change our walking pattern or “gait” and eventually create spinal irregularities.
The first step each individual needs to take in reducing and managing pain is to properly identify the source. Set up an appointment for a consultation with one of our highly-trained clinicians and we can be your partner in improving your well-being.
Replace old shoes – “You can’t go cheap on shoes or a mattress” It may seem like advice from your grandmother, but she knows what she is talking about. In fact, most experts agree shoes should be replaced between 300-500 miles. So those old walking shoes in the back of the closet, toss ‘em, they could be detrimental to your back.
Use Proper Mechanics — Everyone’s walk is unique to them and their body type. We can all get a bit lazy and fall into bad habits, however. Be more mindful of the techniques below and you may start to notice an improvement in back pain over time. The cause of lower back pain can be minimized by following these steps.
Surfaces with no give like concrete, asphalt, or even a mall floor are not the best options. Consider a rubberized track if you have access to one or a treadmill that is designed to give some slack and absorb the impact. This is often the cause of lower back pain.
First thing’s first, stop your activity if you are experiencing lower back pain that may stem from the ankles. If you experience a pinching sensation near a nerve, have leg cramps, tingling or numbness seek medical attention and the long-term care of a chiropractor.
Pain and Injury Clinic of Utah work with you every step of the way until you are pain free and enjoying all of your outdoor activities.