Why do I have lower back pain after being on my feet at work all day?

Mechanics. Low back pain after standing all day could also be a sign of mild degenerative changes to the lumbar spine. Poor posture and jobs that require excessive lifting can also predispose you to muscle fatigue and injury. It is important to avoid high heeled shoes and have adequate arch supports to decreased stress on the lower back. Be sure to visit your md if the pain persists.
Multifactorial. A weak "core" can cause back pain with standing. Shoes with poor support or poor ergonomics (cute flats or high heels) can result in joint and back pain after a long day of standing. Try optimizing your footwear and core strengthening and stretching exercises. http://www.ehow.com/about_6166938_mckenzie-exercises-low-back-pain.html.

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Lower back pain when worse when standing should I continue going to work, I work on my feet all day and the pain just gets worse as day progresses?

See your doctor. Sounds like spinal stenosis if it is chronic (longer than 3 months duration). If less chronic could be a strain pattern. Which may be from an acute injury. This warrants seeing your physician to help determine the cause and start the diagnostic work up. There are some more serious diagnoses that include kinds of back pain. Read more...
Yes, but get exam. Back pain can be of many sources. Obviously, your back itself, but also related causes are often biomechanical starting from the foot to the back and hips. I would first see an orthopedist or chiropracter for an exam and x-ray and go from there. Very often a good pair of custom foot orthotics can reduce or eliminate back pain if its origin is biomechanical and related to your gait. Read more...
Back pain in young. Dangerous causes of pain are unlikely in people age 18-50 years. So no immediate need for investigation unless other medical conditions like trauma, infection, immune compromise exist. Pain in the back is usually related to muscle/tendon issues or posture. Stress fracture is a common problem (5%) and can cause pain. Sacroiliac less common. Consider pelvis or abdominal sources. Md eval if worsens. Read more...

My shoes wear out on outside of both feet, I have lower back pain that comes and goes. I'm 220 5'8 and walk treadmill and sug to balance my feet out?

May need orthotic. It sounds like you have a slightly abnormal gait. An orthotic can help correct this. Once corrected, your back pain will likely improve. Read more...
Orthotics. Orthotics are custom made, not over the counter, inserts that can help balance your feet and thereby probably help with the lower back pain, if it is coming from your feet. Your podiatrist will be the best person for this as they will make sure that the molding and inserts have you in proper alignment. Read more...
Orthtics. Have a podiatrist evaluate you. Custom orthotics can help. Read more...

Have lower back pain when lying down & butt hurts when walking. Pain eases when I lie down and lift up my feet up.?

LBA under 30. I assume there is no radiation so this points to localized lesions in a "youngster." See your doctor for an x-ray -most likely spondylolisthesis-a developmental instability in the 4th or 5th lumbar vertebra. Less likely is arthritis from old injury or a birth defect. Even less likely in NZ is discitis from a dirty needle. Poor posture is usually to minor to write about. Check 4 ankylosing spondy. Read more...

Late at night I have terrible lower back pain that leads down to my feet....What can I do? Sometimes its difficult to sleep

Evaluation. If there is anything structural in your back that is "pinching" nerve roots, this may be the cause of your problem. I would not hesitate in seeing your doctor soon to discuss further evaluation and treatments. Read more...

I have tingling under my right eye, my elbows keep getting numb and the also the heels of my feet have numb and tingling sensations. Lower back pain a?

Your age? Please post your age in your online profile and your location. Diseases vary depending on age and sometimes region. Remember, too, that you must be 16 years old to post (be honest!). If younger, have a parent/guardian create acct and post the question for you: then it says for example: that person's name,asking for "a [15] year old male". So fix your profile and ask again. Read more...