Overpronation is the most common biomechanical foot problem. Normal pronation or turning inward of the foot is necessary as the foot adapts to the ground, absorbing the shock from impact and transferring the bodies weight through the walking cycle.
In overpronation, the arch in a sense flattens or collapses and soft tissue stretches beyond their limits. With overpronation, joint surfaces must function at unnatural angles and become loose and flexible rather than stable. Sometimes other compensations occur to accommodate pronation creating problems in those areas.
Overpronation can often be associated with the following ailments:
- plantar fasciitis
- stress fractures
- shin splints
- back problems
- knee problems
- hip problems
- sesamoiditis and other types of tendonitis.
Do you suffer from Overpronation? Foot Problems?
We can help at Elio’s Foot Comfort Centre with an on-site lab and a team of Canadian Certified Pedorthists. A doctor’s referral may be required to qualify for insurance plans to cover some costs of your foot comfort solution. Please visit your doctor to complete Elio’s Prescription Form for orthotics or a custom footwear solution from Elio’s.
The staff at Elio’s Foot Comfort Centre including our team of Canadian Certified Pedorthists value the excellent relationship with family physicians in Niagara, doctors, health care specialists, and other medical professionals. As a service to assist with foot health care in our community, Elio’s provides Prescription Pads for doctors to use for referrals.
When you suffer from foot pain, knee pain, leg pain, or back pain, ask your doctor for a referral to a Canadian Certified Pedorthist at Elio’s. Ask about Overpronation Treatments at Elio’s in Niagara.