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Can having bad orthotics cause you back pain?

Can having bad orthotics cause you back pain?

Yes: It is possible to worsen back pain with improper shoe wear or uneven walking. This can occur with poor orthotics or often with new orthotics. If the pain does not improve in 1-2 weeks see your physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Libby Putnam
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Orthotics (Definition)

A orthotic is a small piece of medical equipment that braces a bone and/or joint, to keep it in a better position, either at rest, during activities, or both. Examples of orthotics are plastic ankle braces to aid recovery from an ankle sprain, arched insoles to support flat feet, ankle-foot braces to help kids with cerebral ...Read more


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I use an elliptical trainer regularly, but often experience knee and lower back pain. What orthotics do you recommend? I also have flat feet.

Running store: Some sports stores have machines where u stand on and measures pressure gradients/differences between balls and heels and then suggests what kind of Orthotic. Lynco orthotics are excellent and different support systems. Custom made orthotics work too, but they are stiffer and sometimes don't fit in as many different shoes. ...Read more

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What can cause back pain to be so bad that i can not roll over in bed?

Several options: Back pain is usually related to arthritic changes to the spine. Sometime back pain can be related to infections, cancer, fractures, or even other organs such as the kidney, bladder, etc. If the pain is so bad you can't roll over in bed i would recommend seeing your physician sooner than later. ...Read more

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Can just eating a bad diet or lots of junk food be a cause of back pain?

Can just eating a bad diet or lots of junk food be a cause of back pain?

Technically.....: There are some reasons that poor nutrition could lead to back pain but it is way down the list of many other things that cause it. For example, very poor calcium nutrition and vitamin d deficiencies have been associated with greater incidence of back pain. Being overweight (poor nutrition with too many calories) contributes to back pain. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have what I believe to be "back mice" and I'm 27 years old and experiencing bad back pain (haven't been to work for two weeks) could these be cause?

Back mice?: Some people get nodules under the skin that feel firm, roll around under the finger, and sometimes hurt. Is that what you are calling 'back mice'. Back mice are not a cause of back pain. Get checked out by a doc to make sure it's nothing serious, and if not, get active again. The worst response to pain is lie around and get disabled. If its a problem, treat it. If not, get active. ...Read more

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Does bad cervical steonosis cause upper middle back pain?

Does bad cervical steonosis cause upper middle back pain?

Cervical stenosis: Yes, it could by changing your alignment, which can stress the overlying muscles, tendons, and nerves. ...Read more

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Sharp pains in head few seconds later went away then hr later happened again. could this cause lightheadness all day also have bad back pain all over?

Sharp pains in head few seconds later went away then hr later happened again. could this cause lightheadness all day also have bad back pain all over?

Head/back pain: Could be related to reflux ( even the back pain), Check for H pylori gastritis. .Advil/ibuprophen will exacerbate gastritis pain. Consider omeprazole, antacids. Other causes may be mycoplasma infection( can have a mild sinusitis causing lightheadedness and head/back pain), UTI, constipation, and musculoskeletal/back/head pain. F/U with doctor/urgent care ...Read more

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I have bad back pain. I also have large breasts. Can this cause the back pain. Medication isn't working anymore. Please help!

I have bad back pain. I also have large breasts. Can this cause the back pain. Medication isn't working anymore. Please help!

Large breasts: Although sometimes can induce strain on the muscles that preserve the vertical posture it is an exclusion diagnosis. I would go to a MRI fist that can eliminate the vertebral and disc origin of the pain, and then to a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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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


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