Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Misaligned Feet May be Causing Your Back pain
Back pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal complaints in people of all ages. There are many types of back pain, affecting different parts of the back in different ways and with varying intensity.
Our entire body’s alignment rests in the rear of the foot, in the area between the ankle and the heel bone. A healthy balance of these hindfoot bones is crucial to keep a balanced body alignment and a healthy posture. When partial talotarsal dislocation occurs, the alignment between the ankle bone and the hindfoot bones is lost. This causes the rear-foot to rotate inward, and forces the front of the foot to turn outward. These faulty foot mechanics cause an imbalance of forces and weight distribution throughout the entire body.