When foot pain or a foot deformity causes you to change the way you walk, it changes the way the bones of all those other joints move with each other. Cartilage in the joints can wear down, ligaments and tendons can be stressed beyond their normal range, and arthritis can set in.
“The leg bone’s connected to the thigh bone…The thigh bone’s connected to the hip bone…,” that old song is telling you more than you may realize. Our body parts are chained together, with one link–or bone–connecting at the joint to another link. And just like a chain, if one link is out of position, the next link will be as well- eventually, all the parts are overstressed and disjointed, and the entire system is adversely affected.
So, likewise, if your lower back has been hurting, and you don’t remember doing anything to injure it, it stands to reason that you should consider the health of your overall body to help you determine the source of your pain. Shockingly, this often leads back to your feet. Foot pain is something that many people try to ignore, or dismiss as a simple fact of life or temporary nuisance. After all, doesn’t everyone’s…
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