Pregnancy Back Pain


How it feels

A high percentage of pregnant women experience low-back pain.  The pain is usually felt in the lower portion of the back or the upper portion of the buttocks.  Most often the pain is focal or localized as apposed to diffused and felt all over.  The pain may become sharp and radiate down into the thigh.    

Common Causes   •   •   •   •   •   •   •   •   •   •   •   •   •

One of the necessary changes to facilitate pregnancy is a relaxation of the ligaments in the pelvic girdle.   While this is necessary to open up the birth canal, it also destabilizes the Sacroiliac (SI) joints - two closely matched joint surfaces connecting the ilium and sacrum.  Strong ligaments hold the SI joints close, but during pregnancy the hormone relaxin causes the ligaments to become lax. 

Weight gain and distribution of weight (more anterior weight) are also a causes of back pain during pregnancy.  Poor posture (sunken and forward leaning) exaggerates the pain.


During pregnancy the SI Joints can cause pain because of lax ligaments.


How to eliminate the pain

Laxity of the pelvic ligaments and weight gain is compounded by postural factors.  A forward rotation of the pelvis is frequently a cause of low-back pain in non pregnant women with normal close SI joints.  For pregnant women, the postural factors are magnified, so it becomes increasingly important to control the postural foundation - the feet.  Hyperpronation is a major contributor to a forward rotated pelvis, and also produces a pelvic imbalance from a functional short leg. 





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If you hyperpronate, your arches drop from non-weight bearing (sitting with your feet on the ground) to weight bearing (standing).  When your arches drop, your ankles roll in and your heels lean in (evert) as illustrated in the picture.  Even a small amount of hyperpronation can expose women who have never had back pain to pregnancy related back pain.


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The Solution - Posture Control Insoles®

Posture Control Insoles® do something no other orthotics can do:  Posture Control Insoles® are the only foot orthotics that naturally reduce hyperpronation by using your own muscles. Instead of weakening your feet with arch supports, you build strength through natural motion.

Even if you feel like your ankles are weak or lean out (supinate), chances are that your feet hyperpronate once your heels lift off the ground.  Posture Control Insoles® will naturally restore your foot function and posture by giving your feet - and your brain - a true read of the ground so your muscles can keep your feet and body balanced.  That's why Posture Control Insoles® work for so many different pain symptoms including pain from pregnancy related back pain.

The insoles are guaranteed to work for you.  Trim and wear them for 90 days.  If they do not relieve your symptoms to your satisfaction, you may return them for a full refund including shipping and handling charges.  You can also call us - We'll be glad to help you troubleshoot. 


"Normalize Your Feet"



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Getting Started

The ordering process is simple.  Two quick evaluations will tell you exactly what Posture Control Insoles® to buy. 

  • Check your shoe wear pattern

  • Check your foot mechanics

We'll show you exactly how.  Click to proceed with your "2 minute evaluation".

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