Back pain, including sciatica pain, can develop from the feet up--that’s why supportive shoes are so important. Non-supportive, ill-fitting shoes can cause changes to your gait. When your feet and legs adjust their movements to compensate for shoe and foot problems, your pelvis may tilt forward, for example. This increases the curvature of the spine, placing excess pressure on the lower back and the sciatic nerve.
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As the weather warms up most of us are pulling out our flip-flops and sandals. A bad pair of flat flip-flops can lead to back pain symptoms and can throw your whole balance off. Sandals and flip-flops offer little protection.
Should you stop wearing flip-flops? It depends on what you are doing in those flip-flops. If you are going someplace where you won’t be doing a lot of walking, flip-flops are fine. However, if you will be doing a lot of walking or even standing for longer periods of time, footwear with more stability is a better choice. Everything in moderation!