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Hey there all,
Life got away from me after relocating and I haven't been here for awhile and admittedly haven't been doing what is best for my back since I moved. I had a laminectomy and discectomy on L4 and L5 on 2/17/17. I reherniated L4 in May but got through it with a lot of work.
I have been slowly trying to stretch again and strengthen. I have started working with resistance bands at home and will be starting with my exercise ball again.
I love to hike and that seems OK on my back with my hiking boots. However when I tried to take a long, steady walk in sneakers on pavement I noticed immediate pain and three days later I'm having nerve pain radiating through my leg, foot, and toes. I'm thinking it must be the shoes.
My question for you guys; what walking shoes did you find most helpful (especially if you have tightened and shortened hip flexors). And what equipment/moves do you find most helpful at home? Do you wear anything to help you keep your posture?