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Lower Back Pain Information

Learn More About Lower Back Pain & the Importance of Footwear for Long-Term Healt

Lower back pain can occur anywhere from below the ribs to above the legs. Since the lower back connects the upper and lower body, it bears most of your weight. This makes it easy to hurt your back when you lift, bend or twist.

Causes of Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain may be the result of a variety of factors including:

  • Overuse, strain or injury
  • Aging
  • Herniated disk
  • Arthritis
  • Compression fractures
  • Illness

Symptoms of Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain causes a range of symptoms, such as pain, numbness or tingling, often below the knee. Most lower back pain goes away within a few weeks. It is more likely to become long lasting if you are depressed or under stress.

Lower Back Pain Treatments and Recommended Products

Basic first aid usually improves back pain. Resting for a day or two, getting up and active, and taking over-the-counter pain medicine may help improve your condition. Walking also provides great exercise for the lower back. Your doctor or physical therapist may recommend more specific exercises depending on your condition.

Therapeutic shoes also help prevent back pain by limiting the strain your feet place on your hips and back. Orthofeet carries a wide variety of men’s and women’s dress, casual, and athletic shoes designed to the support you need. All of our footwear includes:

  • Reinforced counter for heel control
  • Egronomic cushioning soles
  • Hidden depth design
  • Non-binding upper construction
  • And more!

The information and product suggestions on the Orthofeet.com website are not meant to diagnose, prescribe or treat any illness or disease and are strictly for informational purposes only.