Millions of people deal with back pain. This type of pain occurs as a result of long sitting hours, injuries, stress, etc. It may be intense and mild.
Scientists have found that your feet may actually be related to the pain in your back. Your feet take you everywhere and play an important role in the way you hold your body.
Here’s what experts at Triad Foot Center say:
“Lower back pain, also known as lumbosacral pain, can be caused by conditions related to your feet. Pain in the lower back is sometimes caused by over-pronation of the foot, which occurs when the arch of the foot ‘collapses’.
Over time, the foot rolls inward, and thus the leg itself begins to rotate inward. The pelvis tilts forward, which increases the curvature of the lower back. Standing for long periods of time can aggravate this condition by causing your back muscles to tighten. Stiffness and discomfort in the lower back are the results. Other conditions caused by over-pronation are misaligned bones, hammertoes, bunions, and knee pain.”
Dr. Paul Ross, a foot specialist at The Podiatry Center explains the problem:
“Flat feet, in particular, can cause misalignment with the ankle, which causes joints to connect differently, which can cause misalignment in the knee joint. That can affect your hips, which also affects the way you walk. That affects the spine, especially your lower back. It makes sense that this could happen… our feet are actually pretty delicate and our bodies are complex.”
We give you some of the best foot exercises that will help you soothe your brain without taking any painkillers.
Toe pressing stimulates the flow of blood in your feet and relieves the pain in your back. Stand with your knees bent, and try to grip the floor with your toes. Hold your body in this position for 3 seconds, and do 10 reps on each foot.
Walk on your toes for 20 seconds every day to strengthen your tendons and muscles. This will also relieve your pain.
Sit on the floor, and cross your legs. Stretch your toes in every direction three times, and repeat.
Toe pencil grip
Stand with your knees bent, and grab the pencil on the floor with your toes. Do this for a few seconds, relax your body, and do several reps.
Heel tendon stretch
Stand against a wall and extend one leg. Bend your right knee and bring your hips towards the wall. Hold in this position for 30 seconds, and switch legs.
Lie on the floor, and stretch your legs. Wrap a towel around your feet, and raise them. Keep your knees straight. Bring the knee just over the head and hold. Switch legs.
Lie on the floor, and extend your leg. Do circles with your ankle for 15 seconds and switch legs.
Sit on the floor and extend one leg. Bend the other under your thigh. Reach for your toes and move them for 30 seconds. Switch legs.
Resistance bend stretch
Sit on the floor and place a chair in front of you. Wrap one end of your resistance bend around the chair, and the other around your feet. Pull back for 15 seconds and do 10 repetitions.
You will need a tennis ball for this one. Step on a tennis ball and move it around with your foot. This is the best foot massage you will ever get.
Watch the following video to get all the instructions and relieve the pain in your back, knee and hips.
Source: Healthy Food House