No, pronating feet are normal.
Every day, your Camden Podiatrist has people present to the clinic with patients confusing pronation (foot rolling in) with flat feet. Normal amounts of pronation of the foot are completely necessary and safe. It is the bodies way of absorbing shock. If our feet did not pronate, we would find it painful to walk and run.
Excessive pronation itself can be problematic. Rolling in beyond normal limits can put strain on muscles, tendons and joints. A good diagnostic indicator that your feet may be over pronating is pain in the:
- Feet – Bunions , Plantarfasciitis, Moretons Neuroma, Corns and Callus
- Ankles – Achilles Tendinopathy, Retrocalcaneal Bursitis, Tibialis Posterior Dysfunction, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Sinus Tarsi Syndrome
- Shins – Shin Splints
- Knees – Illiotibial Band Syndrome
How do you know if you have pronating feet?
What can you do if your feet are pronating too much?
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