Breckenridge: Back Pain and Difficulty Walking

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When you are experiencing regular back pain—especially if you are experiencing back pain while walking—you should consider ways that you can reduce back pain by taking small steps to support your back. There are several things that you can do at home to improve your stride, which can make a significant difference when it comes to managing back pain day-to-day. HERE ARE SEVERAL WAYS THAT YOU CAN START TAKING CARE OF YOUR BACK WITH EACH STEP YOU TAKE: 1. Make sure that you are wearing the right types of shoes. While the golden rule for walking is to wear sneakers, not all sneakers are created equally. You need to wear a sneaker that is going to provide you with the arch support that meets your individual needs. This may mean upgrading from your minimal support sneaker to something more athletically designed.

arch support you need. You may find it helpful to have custom orthotics made for your work shoes so that you can have more arch support around the clock. 3. Work on improving your posture. If you are slouching when you walk, that may be impacting the way your back feels. Take a few minutes every morning and afternoon to stretch your back. It is important to also try and make a point of keeping your shoulders square and your back straight as you walk. Simply standing tall may alleviate some of your back pain. 4. Lifestyle changes, such as weight loss. Another way to alleviate back pain is by encouraging weight loss. Being overweight puts added pressure on your back, and this can contribute to increased back pain. Working with a physical therapist technique can help you to overcome back pain one step at a time. Contact Breckenridge Physical Therapy today to schedule a consultation and get started on the first steps toward back pain relief!

2. Try a custom insert in your shoe. When you are not wearing sneakers, custom inserts can be helpful in providing the

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