Have you ever heard the song that goes something like, “the backbone connected from the hip bone, the hip bone connected from the thigh bone…” and so on and so forth? While the lyrics may not be medically accurate, they do illustrate how our body parts are connected and work together.
With that being said, that pain you feel in your foot may not have anything to do with your foot after all.
If you are having difficulty bringing your foot up, or your foot feels heavy or weak, or if you have difficulty walking on your tiptoes, these could all be signs of an issue relating to your lower back. So, it’s very important to pay attention to how your feet are feeling.
Prevent possible lower back problems (such as a Herniated Lumbar Disc or Lumbar Spinal Stenosis), by doing the following:
Maintain an Active Lifestyle
To prevent back pain and injury, participate in some form of workout or physical activity. This doesn’t mean you have to invest in a gym membership or free weights: quite the opposite actually. Simple bodyweight exercises such as pushups can relieve stress from your joints, especially in your knees, ankles, and feet.
It’s important to consider how certain exercises may aggravate any previous injuries. In that case, consider some high/low impact exercises.
Practice These Habits
If you don’t have the time to fit in a workout today, you will be surprised how you will feel after a few minutes performing these stretches. In addition, make sure you’re doing everything you can at work to stay healthy.
Invest In Your Footwear
When considering what footwear to wear for which occasion, there are a number of options to choose from. There are shoes designed for almost every activity from a running shoe to a training shoe. From form to weight distribution, manufacturers take everything into consideration when designing these shoes. This is why we recommend investing in footwear or support systems that offer proper cushioning to support your feet and prevent back pain or injury.
Don’t Ignore It; Diagnose It.
When it comes to back pain, the most important thing you can do for yourself is to address the pain. Don’t ignore it. If you’re suffering from foot pain, don’t assume it’s a problem with your feet, and the same can be said about your back.