If we always did what was good for us we would buy shoes to protect our feet from injury and exposure. But because we often buy for fashion or trendiness, we end up with poorly fitting shoes that may be a major factor in many musculoskeletal conditions.
Poorly fitted shoes interfere with blood circulation, foot and ankle joint motion, gait patterns and decrease feedback to the brain about the body's position in space. Then the muscles, joints and connective tissues start to degenerate. Over time this will affect the entire chain of moving parts from the feet up to the pelvis and spine.
You may take several thousands of steps each day, mostly on hard surfaces. If your shoe doesn't fit correctly the entire body is in danger of injury, soreness and stress fatigue.
Properly fitted shoes contribute to your health and spinal balance. The best fit shoe will have a ball-fit shoe with a good heel counter and a strong shank. When this is matched with a custom-made flexible orthotic made with shock-absorbing materials you can make up for many lower extremity biomechanical problems.
Ask us to examine your feet to find out if they are contributing to your back problem. It might be the next step for you.Google