Overpronation

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Overpronation

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What is Overpronation?

Overpronation is a common foot condition that affects the way your foot rolls inward after stepping down. This can cause pain and discomfort, especially in people who are constantly on their feet.

Overpronation is a common foot condition that affects the way your foot rolls inward after stepping down. This can cause pain and discomfort, especially in people who are constantly on their feet.

Overpronation can lead to issues like shin splints, knee pain, and Achilles tendonitis as well as other foot and ankle problems.

What are the types of Overpronation?

There are two main types of overpronation:

  • Functional Overpronation – This is when your feet roll in when you walk or run, but only during these activities.
  • Mechanical Overpronation – This is when your feet roll in during all activities, including walking and running, as well as standing and sitting.

What are the causes of Overpronation?

Overpronation can cause a variety of problems in different parts of your body, including ankle pain, shin splints, knee pain, hip pain and back pain.

Overpronation can be caused by many factors, including:

  • Weakness in certain muscles of the lower leg
  • An abnormal stride
  • Certain types of footwear (especially shoes with poor support)
  • A weak or unstable ankle joint (the tibia and fibula bones that connect the heel bone to the shin bone)
  • Weak muscles in your lower leg and foot that support your arch
  • Leg length discrepancies (for example, if one leg is shorter than the other)

What are the symptoms of Overpronation?

The main symptom of overpronation is excessive wear on the inside of your shoes. This is called “heel wear.” Overpronation also causes arch pain, ankle pain, knee pain and lower back pain.

Symptoms of overpronation include pain in the feet, knees and lower leg; achilles tendinitis; shin splints; plantar fasciitis; calf pain; knee pain; groin pain; hip pain and low back pain.

What are the risk factors for Overpronation?

The risk factors for overpronation include age, gender and body weight.

Older individuals typically have more pronation, and women are also more likely to overpronate than men.

Overweight individuals are also at higher risk for overpronation because they often have wider feet and lower arches.

Another risk factor is biomechanical issues like flat feet or high arches, which can make it easier for you to roll your foot inward when running or walking.

If you have flat feet or high arches, you may want to consider purchasing shoes with motion control technology that helps control how much your foot rolls inward during activity.

Recommended Exercise

Foot

What are the exercises for Overpronation?

If you’re overpronating, but you want to improve your gait, there are a few exercises that can help. Here are some of the best:

Heel Stretches

Stretching your calves and Achilles tendon is important because they’re the muscles responsible for helping your feet land on the ground. You should stretch them regularly, but especially if you’re trying to get overpronation under control.

Tennis Ball Rolls

Rolling a tennis ball against the bottom of your foot can help give you a better understanding of how much pressure is being placed on each foot as it hits the ground. This can help increase awareness about how much stress is being placed on your joints, making them more resilient to injury. It’s also helpful in determining whether or not orthotics is necessary.

Calf Raises

Calf raises are another great way to strengthen your lower legs so they can support more weight during running and other activities that require repetitive motions like walking up stairs or standing for long periods of time at work or school while wearing high heels or flats without causing pain (which often happens when overpronation occurs).

What are the treatments for Overpronation?

If you have overpronation, there are a number of treatments that can help.

  • The first is icing. This will help reduce inflammation and pain in your foot, which can make it easier to walk and run without pain.
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication is another treatment option. It can reduce swelling and pain in the affected area.
  • Supportive taping or bracing can also be helpful for people who overpronate. Taping or bracing helps stabilize the ankle joint, which helps keep you from rolling your foot inward when you run or walk.
  • Orthotics inserts are another option for correcting overpronation. Orthotics inserts are custom-fitted inserts that fit into your shoes and help support your feet as they roll inward during running or walking activities. They may be recommended by a physical therapist if other treatments don’t seem to be working well enough on their own.
  • Physical therapy is another option for treating overpronation. When you have a problem with the way your foot rolls inward as it strikes the ground, it can cause a lot of pain for you in addition to weakening some of the muscles around your joints. Physical therapy can help strengthen those muscles and also address any other issues that might be causing problems with your gait or posture.

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What brace is used for Overpronation?

If you overpronate, there are many ankle braces that can help you. Ankle braces are designed to provide support and stability to the ankle, which can be helpful in preventing injury.

Ankle braces come in different styles, including elastic bands and sleeves made of neoprene or latex. If you have a high arch, it may be more comfortable for you to wear a model with a higher arch support. The most important part of any brace is how well it fits your foot type and how well it supports your foot while walking.

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