A dull ache and tiredness in the lower back, especially after standing for a while...
Back pain is a very common complaint with millions of Australians suffering. Most of us simply put up with with back pain...
There are many diferent causes for back pain, however the main cause is simply poor body posture... Poor posture when sitting in front of a computer or watching TV on the couch are very, very common. Also, many of us have poor posture when standing up-right, gradually worsening over longer periods of standing. Most people are not aware of their poor body posture, so correcting it is not that easy.
Interestingly, bad body posture can often be contributed to problems at the feet! When the feet over-pronate (roll inwards), it can put the entire body out of balance!
Typically, over-pronation causes the legs to rotate inwards and the pelvis to tilt forward. The result is increased spinal curvature and continuous tension on the muscles in the lower back causing pain and discomfort.
Therefore, most people who suffer from low back pain, especially after standing for longer periods, or walking long distances, should consider their feet as a likely cause..
A recent study in the United States identified the nature of a person's walk as a source of chronic lower back pain. The subjects who all suffered from low back pain reported experiencing a 68% improvement in pain reduction after being fitted with foot orthotics.
Footlogics orthotics reduce over-pronation, thereby preventing internal rotation of the legs and forward pelvic tilt. The body posture greatly improves and the tension on the lower back muscles is reduced, therefore relieving associated pain and tiredness.