Fun foot fact for you: The way in which your foot rolls forward after it strikes the ground when you step is called pronation. Why is this important? Well, if you have normal pronation, you likely don’t notice any problems, but if you overpronate or under-pronate, then you could be more susceptible to certain conditions and injuries, and who wants that? “I do!” said no one ever.
Luckily, you can correct abnormal pronation and prevent injuries with custom orthotics.
Your arch dictates what kind of pronator you are, and that’s all about your foot structure. Those with flat feet or low arches tend to overpronate, meaning the foot rolls too far inward. A high arch, on the other hand, causes your foot to roll too far on its outside, referred to as under-pronation or supination. Both of these biomechanical abnormalities can place too much stress in certain areas of your foot, compromise shock absorbency, and throw things out of alignment.
Custom orthotics can be designed to accommodate whatever arch type you have and correct the biomechanical issues associated with it. They provide support exactly where it’s needed, while also distributing weight more evenly. They also hold your foot in proper position, and correct those pronation problems that were making you prone to tendinitis, heel and arch pain, ball of foot pain, shin splints, stress fractures, and more!
Whew – you sure side-stepped some problems there! Of course, first you have to get your custom orthotics fitted and designed to meet your specific needs. So, before pronation problems start hindering you and impeding on the things you like to do, schedule an appointment at our Bloomington IL office by dialing (309) 661-9975. Whether you have flat feet and overpronate, or high arches and under-pronate, we can help!