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Do you endure chronic low back pain? Does it interfere with your daily activities, such as job performance, routine activities or recreation?

Well, you’re not alone. Over 80% of Americans experience an episode of low back pain at some point in their lives. But there is good news!

A recent article in the Lower Extremity Review talks about how more and more patients are finding relief from low back pain with the use of custom foot orthoses, like the ezWalker® Performance Custom Orthotic sold by the WalkEZStore.

Some common causes of lower back pain include:

  • Age – Bone strength and muscle elasticity and tone tend to decrease as people age
  • Injury or trauma
  • Degenerative conditions, like arthritis and osteoporosis
  • Neuropathy due to diabetes and other illnesses
  • Obesity
  • Poor physical conditioning
  • Poor posture
  • Stress

Excessive or Over Pronation 

Additionally, excessive or over pronation when you walk can contribute to lower back pain.

During normal foot function, the three arches in your feet (the medial longitudinal arch, the lateral longitudinal arch and the transverse arch) along with your bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles provide your body with proper support. However, flat, hard surfaces, like cement, wood and packed dirt, don’t offer adequate shock absorption for your body as you walk. So when your heel strikes an unyielding surface, shock forces are transmitted up your body to your knees, hips and lower back. As you move to mid-stance, your entire foot flattens on the surface, especially if it has no upward support on the arches. Then as you toe-off, your toes and balls of your feet experience more shock forces.

Over time, your joints, ligaments and arches undergo a lot of stress and wear and tear. Eventually, the arches in some people can fall or flatten, leading to excessive or over pronation. When you over pronate, your heel or ankle tips inward when you’re standing or walking. And the muscles in your lower legs pull while your knees turn inward. Eventually, over pronation can lead to low back pain along with other foot conditions.

Custom Orthotics Provide Pain Relief 

3 ezWalker Custom OrthoticsAs discussed in the article, two separate studies looked at custom orthotic use in people with lower back pain. These studies found that lower back pain sufferers who wore custom orthotics showed improvement in their ability to function in everyday life while reducing their usage of pain medication.

Additionally, another study found that people with chronic low pain back and excessive pronation also experienced significant reductions in lower back pain and disability.

Similar to the custom orthotics studied, ezWalker® Performance Custom Orthotics help to prevent over pronation and reduce lower back pain. These custom orthotics properly support your foot’s three arches and help restore normal foot function, so your whole body is brought into correct alignment.

So stop suffering from lower back pain and reclaim your quality of life with ezWalker® Performance Custom Orthotics. We even offer a 90-day, money-back guarantee. So what do you have to lose, except your lower back pain? Click here to order your ezWalker® Performance Custom Orthotics today!

Because … when you feet feel good, you feel good!®

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