If you have back pain, you are not alone. Nearly everyone at some point has back pain that interferes with work, routine daily activities, or recreation. Americans spend at least $50 billion each year on low back pain, the most common cause of job-related disability and a leading contributor to missed work. Back pain is the second most common neurological ailment in the United States — only headache is more common.
According to the Us Department of Public Health – “87% of all people in the US have a foot related problem.”
This means that, even if there is no evidence of a direct foot problem, we could have a problem in our body that is foot related. Our skeletal system is affected in many ways by how well our feet (our foundation) perform. So, when we discuss foot related problems, we are not referring just to the feet.
Back Pain can be caused by a foot related problem. When the foundation of our body has a biomechanical problem it causes problem throughout the body. When our arches collapse improperly the ankle is the next joint in line to get out of alignment. After the ankle gets out of alignment the next joint to function improperly is the knee. Once the knee gives away to its weak foundation the hips become misaligned causing undo pressure on the spinal cord and the effect works its way through the rest of the body. As we stand while working, walking playing our favorite sport or enjoying our hobbies, we are depending on our foundation (feet) for the comfort of the rest of our bodies. That is why it is so important to take care of our feet.
Socrates once said “When our feet hurt, we hurt all over“