Healthy Back Day

Healthy Back Day on 15 March

Healthy Back Day

Less pain with back orthoses and insoles

A strong, fit back offers so much freedom and quality of life. That’s why it is essential to be active and get up and go when our backs hurt all the time. This is when back orthoses and orthopaedic insoles can be effective elements of treatment.

Back orthoses relieve strain and ease pain

Healthy back day raises awareness of this widespread condition. It can have many causes. Conditions that are caused by wear and tear, such as osteoarthritis of the facet joints, are common. In this disorder, wear and tear of the intervertebral discs between the vertebral bodies increases the pressure on the facet joints, i.e. the joints that link the back of one vertebra of the spine to the back of an adjacent vertebra. The layers of cartilage in the facet joints wear down, causing the bones to rub against each other.

This often leads to chronic, deep-seated back pain. Special back braces can help (for example, Lumbamed facet from medi). They relieve pressure on the facet joints, improve posture and ease pain. Back orthoses are also used if the symptoms make everyday activities more difficult. They support the lower lumbar region and relieve strain on the ligaments and joints. The warmth and the massage effect reduce muscular tension and relieve pain.

Insole therapy for the back

Foot deformities are another possible cause of back pain. Modern orthopaedic insoles (such as igli carbon insoles from medi) are specifically designed to correct these. A carbon bar and stimulating elements on the bottom of the insole give the foot a firm hold, correct the architecture of the foot and activate the muscles. They help the body regain a healthy posture.

Back orthoses and orthopaedic insoles can be prescribed by your doctor if need be. Specialist medical retailers adapt them to the foot.

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