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The Right Shoes Will Ease Your Back Troubles

Your feet are linked with your lower back through a kinetic chain. The chain starts with your feet, then continues to your ankles, your knees, your hips and then your spine. When one part of the chain is disrupted, it can have a ripple effect and agitate the other important links.

When you’re experiencing chronic lower back pain, and you’re unsure of the cause, you need to look down at your feet.

Check Your Feet for Clues

You should book an appointment at Feet First Clinic. It’s the best spot to get video gait analysis in Toronto. During the appointment, you will be filmed walking on a treadmill. The licensed chiropodist will view the footage in slow-motion and determine your gait pattern and foot type. An abnormal gait can lead to back pain because it disrupts the kinetic chain between the foot and the spine.

Your gait can be affected by a previous injury, a musculoskeletal condition or your foot pronation. Overpronation or flat feet can upset the natural gait and alignment. The term overpronation means that the arch of the foot moves downward and inward too much. On the other hand, foot supination is when the arch rolls outward too much, and it can also lead to chronic back pain.

In a single appointment, a  chiropodist can spot the clues that solve the mystery of your back troubles.

Change Your Shoes

The wrong footwear will negatively impact your gait and posture. For instance, flip-flops cause back pain because they have little structure and support, so you have to clench your toes to grip the sole and keep it steady as you move. The tension will affect your arches, heels, knees, hips and back.

Other shoes that can change your gait or give you poor posture:

  • Ballet flats
  • High heels
  • Mules
  • Toe shoes

If you want to give yourself the gift of good posture and alleviate your chronic back pain, you should get rid of your problematic shoes and restock your closet with orthopaedic shoes. Feet First Clinic has stylish options for every occasion, whether it’s dressing up for a night on the town or heading to the gym to jog on the treadmill.

Get Custom Orthotics

Corrective insoles can support your arch and keep your foot in the right spot when you stand, walk and run. It’s possible to get a cheap pair of inserts in the pharmacy aisle, but they will be made for the general public. There is no guarantee they will be the right fit for your feet.

For a guaranteed fit, you can have Feet First orthotics custom-made to match the exact size and shape your foot. You can visit a chiropodist today to undergo a biomechanical assessment — this will cover aspects like weight-bearing, range of motion and muscle tightness in your feet and connecting areas.

After the assessment, the chiropodist will take a plaster casting of your foot in the subtalar joint neutral position. Then, the casting is sent to an orthotics fabrication lab. Soon enough, you can slip your custom-made corrective inserts into your shoes and take them for a test-drive — or in this case, a test-walk.

When you’re dealing with soreness in your lower back, the surprising solution could be to take better care of your feet. By dealing with the bottom of the kinetic chain, you can relieve pain at the top.

Here’s to Many More Years of Foot Care!

At Feet First Clinic, we’re always excited to welcome new clients! After a successful 12 years of treating our amazing patients, we’re ready to continue offering only the best foot care services and products. Give us a call to ask our friendly staff any questions you may have! Our Toronto foot specialists are ready to help!

Call us at 416-769-3338 or Book Your Assessment Today!

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Emily

Administrative Assistant

Emily is the newest addition to the Feet First family. She assists with the clinic’s accounting and finances, as well as all the behind-the-scenes work that keeps the clinic running smoothly. In addition to her accounting smarts, she brings sunshine and positivity to everyone at Feet First Clinic.

Erica Halpern

Marketing and Administrative Assistant (She/Her)

Part of our administrative support staff, Erica also works behind the scenes writing and editing content for our website and blog. She loves researching and writing educational content to help patients and anyone dealing with pain. When she’s not busy in the clinic, you’ll find her at her local gym, exploring underground music, hiking with friends, or cheering on her favourite sports teams (Go Jays!). She also loves huskies!

Sophie Rudahigan

Clinic Administrator (She/Her)
Sophie prides herself on providing top-tier customer service. She is here to ensure a smooth visit for all clients. In addition to overseeing the clinic’s administration and day-to-day operations, she maintains the cosmetic appearance of the store. She is the magic behind our elaborate display case designs and also ensures the clinic is stocked with stylish (but still orthopedic!) footwear options for all ages.

Bianca Carter

CEO (She/Her)

Day in and out, Bianca works hard to ensure Feet First Clinic runs smoothly. Customer service is at the top of her list and she treats every customer like family. Bianca has a passion for fitness and is dedicated to helping people take care of their feet and body. There is no problem that she can’t solve and she believes that where there is a will, there’s a way.

Carolina Charles

Patient Relation Coordinator (She/Her)

If you’ve been to the clinic before, chances are you had the pleasure of meeting Carolina! Carolina’s daily goal is going above and beyond to make sure patients are always completely satisfied. Having worked in the podiatry industry for 22 years, Carolina brings a wealth of knowledge pertaining to client service, insurance policies, and procedures.​ She steers the ship to make sure everything runs smoothly on the daily. Carolina is known for spicing up every outfit with her signature costume jewellery.