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June 01, 2016
Ritchie Foster

Can these foot problems (neuromas, capsulitis, hammertoes, bunions) cause back pain and difficulty walking?

June 01, 2016
Natural Footgear

Hi, Ritchie,

Thank you for your message and what a great question! Your feet are the foundation of your body, and problems in the feet can indeed lead to musculoskeletal problems other parts of your body, including your knees, hips, and back. Good postural alignment starts with good alignment in the foot, and though there certainly are other possible causes of back pain and difficulty walking (and you should definitely check with a healthcare provider about those), tending to the foot problems you mentioned is an important consideration.

Kind regards,
Marty Hughes, DC

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