Pronation & Supination
Personal Fit For A Personal Solution
Pronation and Supination are some of the most common causes of foot, knee and back pain. Pronation occurs when a foot rotates too much inward and downward, or too much outward and downward with each step. Too much rotation can cause pressure on the foot, ankle and knee joints, as well as the big toe and its joint causing aches and pains. Flat feet or low arches can be a common cause of pronation. The best way to tell if you are overpronating is to look at the heel of your shoes. If there is any uneven wear on the sole or heel to the left or right side, this is an indication of overpronating.
Common Causes & Symptoms
Proper alignment of the skeletal structure is crucial to correcting pronation and supination. A well-made orthotic will help to hold the heel in place and will support the arch of the foot preventing it from rolling inward or outward. Keeping the foot in a neutral position helps align the ankle, knee and back thus alleviating stress and pain.
Our Full Length orthotics provide support and protection for your foot. They are especially effective in shoes where maximum shock absorption and durability are required. We recommend these for high-impact activities such as walking, running, hiking, golf and for those who work long hours on their feet. The padding and cushion extend from the heel all the way to the toes. They absorb impact and stabilize the feet. Because of the custom fit and size, you’ll want these to remain in the shoes or boots you use the most.
Our Metatarsal or half-length orthotics provide the same support and protection as the Full Length orthotics. They are shorter and have a thinner profile which makes it easy to slip in and out of different pairs of shoes. Our Metatarsal orthotics are a great choice for use in more low-volume shoes such as dress, stylish or every day shoes.