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Is there a type of shoe or brand of shoe is best for someone who suffers from mid to lower back pain?

Is there a type of shoe or brand of shoe is best for someone who suffers from mid to lower back pain?

Really : Whatever is comfortable. A shoe with a stuff heel counter and small heel will help but may not be comfortable to you. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Low Back Pain (Definition)

Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more


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Lower back pain experience after wearing flat shoes all day ?

Lower back pain experience after wearing flat shoes all day
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Very common: try and wear supportive shoes or arch supports when you know you will stand for long periods of time... ...Read more

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Hi I picked up a heavy weight thing. I have lower back pain . Mostly when i try to wear shoes . What to do? Is needed massage? Thanks

Hi  I picked up a heavy weight thing. I have lower back pain  . Mostly  when i try to wear shoes . What to do? Is needed massage? Thanks

Let me advice you: you may have slight sprain in your back and some massage therapy could help, but also you could have more than that, like a disc herniation, so be carefully if did not improved you should check it out. ...Read more

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My back aches in the am or after bending/pulling. But just standing in one place creates a specific lower back pain. Why? Could shoes fix?

My back aches in the am or after bending/pulling. But just standing in one place creates a specific lower back pain. Why? Could shoes fix?

LBP: sounds like you may have lumbar spine joint degeneration issues notice if things like vacuuming sweeping bother you may be related to the joints in your lumbar spine called the "facet joints" if this is the case shoes won't make a difference , imaging ordered by your doctor can detect this ...Read more

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Is a lift to put in your shoe effective for low back pain?

Is a lift to put in your shoe effective for low back pain?

It can be: In patients with between 1/8" to1" leg length discrepency, appropriate use of heel lifts can go a long way in releaving back pain caused by the discrepency. ...Read more

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What's the best exercise(s) for lower back pain?

What's the best exercise(s) for lower back pain?

"Superman" exercises: Back injuries should always be checked by your doctor, especially if chronic or if one experiences symptoms down the legs. The superman exercise is ideal for strengthening the back muscles. Lie on your stomach, arms outstretched in front; lift the rt. Arm/shoulder and left leg/hip off the floor for 5 seconds, then repeat on the opposite side, do 12 sets, twice a day. See my back pain healthguide. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more