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Lower Back Pain

What is general back pain, and what causes it?

General back pain is a very common condition seen in doctors’ offices. General back pain can present itself in different ways depending on the cause and type of pain.It can include muscle pains and aches, shooting pains, reduced ability to move, and pains that spread down to the legs.

If you experience lower back pain and you don’t remember doing anything to injure it, the source of your pain could be your feet. If you’ve been experiencing foot pain for a while, it could be causing problems in your knees, hips, ankles, and back. When foot pains or deformities cause you to walk differently, it has an impact on a variety of other joints within your body. Changing the way that you walk changes the mechanics of your ankle joint, which can eventually lead to ankle pain. This new gait can also affect your knees, hips, and finally, the lower back.

Image of a side view of lower part of the body with a red line joining the lower back to the foot.