What Is Overpronation?

Overpronation occurs when the foot rolls inward excessively, causing the shock of your footfalls to be absorbed by your ankles, legs, hips, knees and other areas of your lower body. This can cause irritation and inflammation of the foot and ankle tissues, leading to the development of issues such as Plantar Fasciitis, Heel Spurs, Posterior Tibial Tendonitis, Metatarsalgia and many more. Not sure if you overpronate? Check the inner part of your shoes. Does it look more worn than the rest of your shoe? If so, this is a sign of overpronation.

Overpronation Risk Factors

You are more likely to overpronate if you are:Overpronation

  • A runner
  • Overweight
  • Pregnant
  • Over the age of 40

Many people who overpronate have:

  • Flat feet
  • Flexible feet
  • Arthritis
  • Foot Tendonitis

Treating Overpronation

The number one treatment for overpronation is proper footwear. First and foremost, your footwear should fit. Shoes that are too loose or too tight will only make the problem worse. Look for shoes that provide enough heel and metatarsal support, as this will help to absorb the shock of your footfalls and lessen the strain to your feet.