Posted by Dr. Josephine Bitler

Hydrofeet® Shoe Insoles for Women and Men for Lower Back Pain

Lower Back Pain


People suffering from lower back pain are in dire need for the ultimate cure. Finding an effective treatment does not only entail a one shot deal. It oftentimes involves trial-and-error. Although they have pretty similar effects, a certain treatment or a combination of them can’t promise effective pain management. However, based on research, foot orthotics such as Hydrofeet® shoe insoles for women and men are found to help relieve back pain because it improves posture and gait in general.

Understanding the Foot Anatomy

If we try to draw an imaginary line down the shin bone (tibia), it would normally pass in between the big toe and the second toe. However, in people with either flat feet or high arches, the imaginary line passes only on the big toe. In this case, majority of the bearing of body weight is shifted outside the foot and this may result to overpronation of the feet. This also often leads to medical problems such as back pains, bunions, plantar fasciitis and many others.

Understanding the Kinetic Chain

So as to better understand how shoe insoles help relieve lower back pain, it is important to acquaint ourselves with the kinetic chain. According to what I have found from various sources, the body is made up of a kinetic chain with the feet being the base. The joints on the legs connect the kinetic chain all the way up to the trunk. Specialists said that overpronation of the feet causes disruption to the kinetic chain and triggers a domino effect. The knees and the hips will also be negatively affected by causing them to angle faultily. The wrong angle of both the knees and hips adversely affects the pelvis, which often results to problems of the spinal alignment and posture.

The use of shoe inserts and other foot orthotics help stabilize overpronated feet, misaligned knees and weak hips. This is exactly the mechanism that foot orthotics use to help relieve back pain and other medical problems. You may also opt to use foot orthotics in conjunction with other non-surgical modes of treatment to effectively relieve lower back pain.

To get the best results, you may opt to try Hydrofeet® massaging insoles just like what I did. Not only will you get relief from back pain, you will also bring back your whole kinetic chain to normal.