Alexander Foot Pain Clinic

Alexander Foot Pain Clinic from Alexander Osteopathic Clinic

By: Alexander Osteopathic Clinic  22/07/2013
Keywords: sports massage, lower back pain, back pain relief

When walking, over twice your body weight goes through your foot (even more when running or jumping), and this happens about 10000 times per day! So it's not really surprising that small imbalances in your foot can lead to large amounts of pain! This may appear purely as foot pain but can also cause pain into the low back and sometimes even the neck! As your foot hits the ground its primary function is to absorb the impact with the ground, and then to mould to the ground to give you a stable foothold. As this happens, the arch of your foot flattens and your leg rotates inwards. If you have flat feet, too much rotation can occur resulting in you adopting a 'knock kneed' posture, your legs to rotate inwards, your pelvis tipping forward and your back over arching. This can cause foot, calf, knee, hip and back pain, and maybe pain in your upper back or neck. Orthotic devices are shoe inserts that provide support to the arch and rebalance the foot so that it works more efficiently and takes the strain off the rest of the body. 'Off the peg' and custom fitted orthotics are available, including devices specifically intended for sports shoes or high heels.

Keywords: back injury, back pain relief, Deep Tissue Massage, Foot Pain, hard skin, heel pain, hip pain, Holistic Massage, Injury Management, low back pain, lower back pain, Neck Exercises, Neck Pain Relief, pain management, Shin Splints, slipped disc, sport massage, sports injury clinic, sports massage, sports therapy, Stiff Back, Tennis Elbow

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