Shoe Insoles for Lower Back Pain
Insole or foot orthoses are sometimes used to treat low back pain in people with some type of foot dysfunction or imbalance. Popular medical theories suggest that problems with the foot or ankle can cause the waist to be misaligned or unbalanced, causing pain in the lower back over time.
Customized foot orthoses are professionally manufactured devices that are inserted into the shoe to correct abnormal or irregular gait by re-adjusting the ankle. It is usually prescribed to reduce certain types of foot and heel pain, and these insoles can also be used to reduce waist pain.
The mechanical problems of the foot can have a negative impact on the way the patient walks or stands, causing stress on the lower back over time, causing pain. In general, if the insole can help the patient achieve a healthy posture and gait, this correction can heal the soft tissue of the lower back and relieve pain. In theory, any problems with foot or ankle causing impaired posture or gait can cause pain in the lower back and other joints that may be caused by weight-bearing joints such as the buttocks, knees and ankles.
It is worth noting that many people can suffer from one or more of these conditions without any accompanying back pain. However, when there is back pain in a patient with a foot or ankle dysfunction, back pain can be alleviated by treating foot or ankle dysfunction.