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FOOT PROBLEMS MAY BE CAUSE OF BACK PAIN

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When you experience lower back pain, you’re likely to think about bad office chairs, or fear the possibility that you have a spinal problem that could even require surgery. But the last thing you’re likely to blame is your feet - unless you know about the link between healthy feet and a healthy back. So says Sydney podiatrist Mark Lin, principal therapist, and director of the Footwork Clinic.

 

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Mark Lin

 

“Whatever the reason for your feet triggering back pain, we need to see the feet as being linked to the rest of the body. What affects the feet affects the ankles, which in turn affects the knees. When the knees start taking strain, that’s transferred to the hips, and from there, the back isn’t a big jump away.” While back pain can originate with foot problems, Lin is quick to disclaim the possibility of a cure-all through podiatry. “Our discipline is scientific. We can help some people. We may have to refer them to the relevant practitioners to address their problem,” he says. 

 

Source:  Baxton Media [6/24/20]


Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.


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