Relationship between foot pain and back pain


If your lower back hurts, it is possible that the origin of your pain is your feet. Foot pain is often ignored and we realize other pain such as back pain. Foot pain can cause problems in the ankles, knees, hips, and even the back. It is necessary to take care of the feet to avoid back pain and vice versa.

What does foot pain have to do with back pain?

  • But the reverse also happens and that is that when the feet hurt it can also be the result of a problem in the spine. When the bones of the spine or any of its components -discs or nerves- are damaged or irritated, there can be problems of pain from the back to the feet. And the same happens with the feet, when the foot is injured the pain can rise upwards.
  • If the natural way of walking is painful for you, it is natural that you instinctively change your way of walking. By changing the form or rhythm of the walk you will be changing the mechanics of the ankle or foot and over time it will start to hurt. This change in walking pattern will also affect the entire lower body.
  • Spinal problems will cause back pain and also foot pain due to possible degenerative diseases and herniated discs. Changes that cause the joints of the spine to deteriorate can cause abnormal pressure on the nerves in the spine. Nerves that branch out to different parts of the body leave the spinal column and pressure on this part can cause pain in other areas, such as the feet. When there are injuries of any kind to the spine or spinal column, other parts of the body may also be affected.


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