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What is pronation?

You might not be aware of this, but your foot goes through an inward roll with every step you take. This roll starts with the strike of your heel and continues all the way through the final push from your toes. We call this biomechanical process pronation.

Two people walking with pronation on a cobblestone streetThe rolling motion is important in ensuring that forces are equitably distributed across the foot. In fact, it is a critical element for proper shock absorption.

It is important to understand that certain issues can develop when a foot pronates either excessively (overpronation) or not enough (supination). This is compared to a normal rolling motion of approximately fifteen percent. Overpronation is linked to flatfoot, whereas supination is related to cavus foot (high foot arches).

If you are experiencing biomechanical issues in your feet, you can benefit from a gait analysis performed by Dr. Reister at our Richardson, TX office. Contact us today by calling (972) 690-5374 for more information or to request an appointment. You can also contact us online right now.