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Posted on 05-22-2014

ORTHOTICS FOR OVERPRONATION OF FEET

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Our feet are our trusty foundation when it comes to daily movements from simply standing and walking to running and dancing. Unfortunately, when the function or alignment of one or both feet is impaired, this tends to affect the entire body, and it can result in issues that may affect the ankles, shins, knees, pelvis, back and other regions of the body.

Obviously, the feet play a key role in our overall ability to function and in our body’s overall health, so keeping them healthy and in proper alignment is vital to basic well-being.

When it comes to common issues that may plague the feet, one such condition is overpronation or "fallen arches."

To understand overpronation, it may help to first understand that it is normal and even necessary for the feet to pronate, or roll inward, when in contact with the ground. The degree at which the feet roll inward too much is called overpronation, and it is a condition that can cause problems.

Here at WellnessOne we on evaluation we are looking for overpronation among practice members. Whether mild or severe, this condition typically needs to be addressed and corrected as quickly as possible. Fortunately, foot orthotics are a common and effective approach to correcting this condition, as the proper orthotics can support and stabilize the feet so that they do not roll inward to such a great degree. We use the best orthotics available from Footmaxx Technologies.

After being fitted with foot orthotics, the patient who overpronates should begin to see some improvement in the issues the condition may have caused. Foot orthotics used to correct overpronation can help alleviate associated problems such as tight muscles, bunions, calluses, knee pain, Achilles tendinits and plantar fasciitis, for example.

A person with mild overpronation may benefit from the use of foot orthotics; however, those people who spend quite a bit of time on their feet, either due to work or fitness pursuits, should be extra cautious when it comes to spotting and correcting the issue.

If you or someone you know has foot pain particularly coupled with back pain, consider referring them to WellnessOne!  We use Footmaxx digital scanning technology to get the most accurate biomechanics information from your own stride to custom design an orthotic that is perfect.

Call 530.243.9464 or click HERE to make an appointment!  It's your future…be there healthy with WellnessOne!  Have a blessed day!


 

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