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What You Should Know about Supination and Pronation

A lot of people suffer from chronic foot pain. Too much pressure is put on the part of your feet when it supinate or pronate excessively. When a lot of pressure is put on that foot, you may suffer from pain, and discomforts. You can also have problems when walking, running, and even playing sports or doing exercises apart from those issues. Supination and pronation is what am going to talk about in this article. In addition to that, how your feet strike the ground to trigger pain is also going to be discussed in this article. When it comes to diagnosing foot issues, the difference between supination and pronation is the one you should understand. Supination is experienced when we are walking or running because the foot roll outward. The outer edge of the foot experiences more weight and the ankle roll outward when the feet supinate.

As we run the ground get pushed off and this is the normal or necessary supination we should experience. Too much supination can cause problems like ankle sprains and other injuries. Supination and pronation are different because they are opposite of each other. When the foot pronates, it rolls inward. More weight will be experienced in the inner portion of the foot when the foot pronates. The feet will naturally pronate as our heels strike the ground. The arch will flatten, excessive stress on the muscles, tendons, and also ligaments will be suffered when pronation is done excessively.

When walking or running you do not notice easily whether you are overpronating your feet. When you notice the following signs, you might be suffering from pronation. The first sign that shows overpronation might be the issue is wear and tear on your feet. You should examine the bottom of your shoes if you would like to see if you are overpronating. When most of the wear and tear on shoes is present on the inside sole, you might be suffering from overpronation.

To decide whether or not you are suffering from overpronation, the appearance of the feet and shins is the other sign you should check. The problem is likely to be overpronation if you have low arches or flat feet. Some specific ailments and injuries might be suffered especially when you are running or walking when you overpronate. Pain in the heel and arch, development of corns or calluses on the feet, pain in the knees, hips and lower back are some of the issues associated with overpronation. If you would like to fix your pronation issues when you notice such signs, you should look for a podiatrist. Different symptoms will be experienced more than those of overpronating if you suffer from excessive supination. You will get more information here about podiatrist when you continue reading this article.

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