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Can having bad orthotics cause you back pain?

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Dr. Craig Morton
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Craig Morton
Dr. Craig Morton
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In brief: YES

If indeed the prescription is wrong, back pain is possible.
Limb length discrepancy?

In brief: YES

If indeed the prescription is wrong, back pain is possible.
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Dr. Darrell Latva
Dr. Darrell Latva
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Dr. Andrew Schneider
Preventive Medicine

In brief: Yes...

Orthotics that are improperly made and are not effectively providing stability can cause back pain.

In brief: Yes...

Orthotics that are improperly made and are not effectively providing stability can cause back pain.
Dr. Andrew Schneider
Dr. Andrew Schneider
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In brief: Yes

If your orthotics are not properly balanced and made for your feet it could cause low back pain.

In brief: Yes

If your orthotics are not properly balanced and made for your feet it could cause low back pain.
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Dr. Lorry Melnick
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