What is Pronation?

The most common form of bad foot bio-mechanics is over-pronation, which is the dropping of the arches and rolling inwards of the feet and ankles, causing flat feet. This condition presents itself in varying degrees of severity, with some people over-pronating more than others.

The fact that so many of us suffer from over-pronation due to fallen arches can be contributed to the hard and flat surfaces we walk on daily. Other factors that play a role include age, weak ankles and excess body weight. As a result, over-pronation is much more prevalent in people above the age of fifty as well as those who are overweight.

Over-pronation doesn't pose a serious problem in the short term, especially for younger people. However, abnormal foot function over a period of time can lead to serious foot problems like heel pain, heel spurs, and plantar fasciitis.

Orthotics are an effective and inexpensive solution to the over-pronation problem. Buying a pair of orthotics can be a worthwhile investment to your health as they can prevent many problems.


How do they work?

Orthotics do a lot more than support the arches of the feet. Orthotics realign the feet and ankles and restore deficient foot function.

In addition, orthotics enable a more even weight distribution, taking pressure off sore spots at the heels, balls of the feet, between toes, at bunions and soles of the feet.

They also provide a degree of shock absorption, but this is not their main purpose. The main purpose of an orthotic insole is to improve foot function, in many cases reducing pain and preventing problems and injuries in the future.

Orthotics can offer you pain relief! If you suffer from foot and leg problems such as flat feet, bunions, heel, shin or leg pain you can gain better quality of life and if you are doing sports, it is likely to help you improve your performance.

Orthotics are not just used for foot and ankle pain. They are also used to help you if you have knee, hip and back pain. By aligning the foot correctly, it helps to distribute the forces more evenly through the foot, ankle, knee, hip and back.

However, you don’t have to be in pain before considering orthotics. It can be a measure to help you prevent pain too. If you try our orthotics you will be amazed how comfortable they are and how comfortable your feet will be after a long day on your feet.

If you are suffering from pronation, please call Augustine Chiropractic Wesley Chapel at 813-994-6008 to make an appointment today!

Dr. Brian Augustine of Augustine Chiropractic in Wesley Chapel, FL, has over 31 years of experience treating patients for their neck pain and other ailments through personalized chiropractic care treatments. The locally owned and operated chiropractic clinic offers both in-office treatments and at-home therapy regimens to help people recover and heal from auto injuries and other conditions. The staff is dedicated to providing alternative and therapeutic solutions for better overall health. Give them a call today at (813) 994-6008 to schedule an appointment or visit their website to learn more about their services!