As individuals transition from childhood to adulthood, they develop certain habits and routines that they follow. One of these habits is bad posture, which can be caused by either repetitive stress or postural faults.
Repetitive stress happens when the body repeatedly performs actions that lead to tension in the fascia and muscles, resulting in misalignment of the body.
Postural faults occur when an individual adopts the wrong posture or lacks awareness of his or her body, which may have been ingrained from a young age.
Posture is a commonly discussed topic in relation to chronic pain problems, but it is often difficult to change in reality. There are various postural changes that can occur throughout the body, such as in the shoulders, head, neck, lumbar spine, hip, knee, and ankle, which can result in pain issues and poor body alignment. Additionally, the source of pain may not necessarily be where symptoms manifest, but rather present in other areas of the body.
The treatment for different types of postural mal-alignments depends on the underlying cause. Postural breakdown is prevalent because it requires significant effort to correct and precise identification of the affected region and its reason. Thorough inspection is crucial in determining the course of corrective measures.