Overpronation or excessive pronation can be a problem that leads to a range of problems, especially in athletes. Overpronation occurs when the ankle collapses inward and the arch of the foot flattens. This creates alignment and weight bearing problems that can be painful if combined with higher levels of sports activity. There are many different causes of this problem and many different treatments. The treatment has to match the cause. The treatment might involve a change in running technique; exercises for muscle retraining; foot orthotics or other forms of rehabilitation. The important thing is note about ‘overpronation’ is that there is so much nonsense written about it online that you need to be careful (see this for a good understanding and this about the problem of the myths).
- The Short Foot Exercise for Flat Feet
- Children’s Shoes
- Heel Fat Pad Atrophy
- The dangers of callus ‘machines’
- The Foot and Fibromyalgia
- They do not get much more inspirational than this
- Working Out in High Heel Shoes
- Strengthening or Stretching for Plantar Fascitis
- Saddle Bone Deformity
- Which Podiatry Conference?