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Are Your Shoes to Blame for Your Back and Foot Pain?

Are Your Shoes to Blame for Your Back and Foot Pain?

Approximately 90 percent of American report experiencing some type of back pain during their lifetime. The truth of the matter is, there are many causes of back pain. And, it’s surprising how much back and foot pain have to do with problems that first begin to manifest in the feet, heels, and ankles. So, you might ask, “Are your shoes to blame for your back and foot pain?”

Are Your Shoes to Blame for Your Back and Foot Pain?

If you do suffer from back pain, particularly a combination of back and foot pain, chances are excellent it started in your feet, even if you didn’t detect it. Here are some reasons your shoes to blame for your back and foot pain:

● Shoes that are too tight or don’t have enough room in the toe box can easily lead to foot and eventually back pain.
● Shoes which do not provide ample arch support will also eventually lead to foot pain and pain in the heels, ankles, back, or a combination of these.
● High heel shoes likewise can easily be the root cause of foot and back pain. These throw off your natural gait, balance, and more, leading to pain in the feet, in the back, and elsewhere in the body.

If foot pain is bothering you or is migrating to other parts of your body, you should see a foot doctor right away.