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Lower crossed syndrome

Updated: Jan 20, 2023

Many sedentary city dwellers suffer with lower crossing syndrome, an alignment problem affecting the muscles and bones. Muscles in the lower back, hips, and front of the thighs become rigid and short, while those at the rear of the thighs and buttocks become lax and lengthened. A number of issues, including discomfort in the lower back and hips and limited mobility, can stem from this muscular imbalance.

Our predecessors likely experienced less of an adverse effect from lower crossing syndrome because they were more physically active and participated in sports and other physical pursuits that demanded them to move their bodies in a wider range of motions. Because of our increasingly sedentary lives and the use of electronic devices like computers and smartphones, the risk of developing lower crossed syndrome has grown dramatically.

Some aspects of lower crossed syndrome are poorly understood. One of the risks is that it will affect your ankles and feet. Overpronation and flat feet might result from the muscular abnormalities that characterise lower crossed syndrome. This can lead to instability and soreness in the feet, ankles, and lower legs, making it difficult to walk. Further, because of the changed alignment of the lower body, lower crossing syndrome can exacerbate knee issues including patellofemoral pain syndrome. These possible health complications can be prevented by treating lower crossed syndrome and enhancing general posture.

Lower crossed syndrome can be treated and general posture can be improved in a number of ways. Good posture when sitting or standing, frequent breaks from occupations that necessitate extended sitting, and strengthening and stretching exercises for the lower back, hips, and thighs are all helpful. Supportive shoes and a lumbar roll to use when seated can also make a difference. Lower crossing syndrome is a condition that may be corrected by trying to improve overall posture, which in turn will lessen the likelihood of developing musculoskeletal problems and boost general health and well-being.



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