Back & Hip Pain
Muscular pain that manifests itself just above the hips and runs up your sides is generally referred to as Lateral Muscular Back Pain. In the context of this article, the pain we are considering comes primarily from standing and/or walking for long periods of time during the day and is a result of the muscles becoming tired.
Many of us will experience some type of back pain, it’s a common ailment and one that globally costs many £millions in lost earnings. Research by HappyFeet has found is that when standing, most people lean slightly forward. This posture puts undue stress on the hips and lower back. In essence the muscles in your back are working to support your weight rather than your spine. If your posture can be slightly re-aligned, you will stand upright, thus relieving pressure from hip and lower back muscles.
How HappyFeet Insoles Can Help
HappyFeet Massaging Insoles exert gentle upward pressure on the arch of your foot causing your foot to rock slightly forward. This motion pulls your calf with it resulting in a forward rotation of the pelvis helping to realign the spine straight up and down. In this re-aligned posture, the weight of your upper body is supported by the spine rather than the muscles of the hip and lower back. Better posture enables you to stand, walk or work for long periods of time with little or no pain. For many people the pain relief is immediate!
It is also worth noting that the forward rotation of the pelvis has been shown to help people with Sciatic Nerve issues and assists in the relief or elimination of other causes of hip pain.
Knee pain occurs when the ankle or foot excessively flexes inward or the arch flattens too much. This leads to unstable posture and places additional stress on the medial (inside) of your foot when walking or running. The body over compensates from the lack of stability in the foot giving a slight twist to knee.
Your knees and lower back absorb the shock, causing pain in the lower back and knees caused by added stress to the improperly aligned tendons and muscles. Your shin bone becomes misaligned when your foot improperly settles in the longitudinal arch. This misalignment continues up to the spinal column, causing discomfort to the knees, hips, legs, lower back and upper back.
Targeted Treatment for Knee Pain through the use of HappyFeet insoles will help align your feet into their proper positions.