Foot Pain Causes

Foot Pain May Be Caused By by Over Pronation Or  Supination

Does degrading heel of shoes excessively, externally indicate that you are impacted by over supination or over pronation?

It will be essential we define what over pronation is.
Normal pronation or “turning inward” of the person’s foot is required since it allows the foot to adapt towards the ground.

Over Pronation

With over-pronation or excessive pronation, arch collapses, flattens, to discover that the soft tissues in the base of your feet stretch. That triggers the joint surfaces as well as the foot to operate at unnatural angles each other. If this occurs, joints which should be stable become very loose.

Excessive pronation may cause fatigue. However,  the problem becomes worse, a strain on the tendons, ligaments, and muscles of the foot and lower leg can cause permanent damage at the same time deformities.

Symptoms can manifest in a lot of varied ways, but it does depend on the individual lifestyle of each patient. Here is a list of conditions coupled with Excessive Pronation.

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Hallux Abducto Valgus (bunions).
Painful heel (plantar Fasciitis)
Hallux Rigidus (stiff 1st toe).
Metatarsalgia (ball of the foot pain).
Shin Splints.
Arch Pain.
Achilles Tendonitis.
Ankle Sprains.
Corns & Calluses.
Knee Pain.
Flat Feet
Hammer Toes.

Normal Walking

During a normal walking or gait cycle, a person would strike the ground with the outside of the heel first. This is a standard part of the walking motion and occurs regardless of over supination or pronation.

A lot of people notice that their shoes wear out faster on the outside part of the heel. This gives the impression they are suffering from over supination as they think their feet are rolling outwards excessively. A self-diagnosis like this can be detrimental especially when it comes to choosing orthotics; you should seek professional advice.

It is normal for our feet to land on the outside edge of our heel first (heel strike). After hitting the ground, and as part of our normal walking motion, the feet roll naturally inwards. In many cases, the more a person lands on the outside of their feet, the more their feet will turn inwards! This can result in a highly unstable walking motion as the subtalar joint in the ankle becomes super mobile.

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