Upper Back Pain


How it feels

Pain in the thoracic (mid and upper) back if combined with heart palpitations, breathing difficulties, or other symptoms could be indications of illness that need immediate medical attention. Upper back pain not associated with other symptoms can be disc or spine issues, but is most likely muscle irritation from overuse or poor posture.  If applying heat helps, it is most likely  tight or cramping muscles.     

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Upper back pain can often be spillover from shoulder or neck tension, and is often posture related.  A head forward posture puts incredible strain on your neck and upper back muscles. For every inch your head is forward of your spine (ears forward of your shoulders) your head effectively doubles in weight.  A 2-3 inch forward shift of the head is quite common, requiring the neck and upper back muscles to support a 36 lb head! 


A head forward posture causes neck and upper back pain

How to eliminate the pain

Improving posture is the key to eliminating upper back pain. Being constantly aware of your posture and correcting it is very helpful - but hard to remember.  As you will learn on this website, poor posture starts with a poor postural foundation - your feet.  The good news is that correcting your foot foundation automatically corrects your posture.  Correcting for hyperpronation will correct your foot foundation. 





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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 cause upper 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 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".

Would you rather just test them in your shoes?  You'll have what you need with the Perfect Fit™ package giving you both the 3.5 mm and the 6.0 mm pair - the second pair at a 40% discount. 

Relief in just a few days: Start by choosing Gender and Size.

*Choose#1 (low) Arch for flat feet and mild Plantar Fasciitis.  Choose #2 (high) Arch for severe Plantar Fasciitis. Otherwise choose NO arch support.

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$70.00 + S&H


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