Overpronation and How Custom Orthotics Might Help

Custom Orthotics and ShoesBudgeting is a good tool, but going over budget is a problem. You probably don’t like things that go over—from soup boiling on the stove to your weight when you step on the scale. Yet, your plans can be overturned, math concepts might be over your head, and you may have overpronation in your feet. 

That last one might send you over the top! Why? Because feet that roll too far to the inside when you walk and run are prone to more painful problems than those that pronate normally. A certain amount of rolling in (about 15 degrees) is normal and desired to absorb the trauma of your steps and spread your weight evenly on the base of your foot. More than that, and you start pulling the muscles, tendons, and ligaments in your feet and legs into odd positions that cause bones to move out of alignment.

Runners are the most likely to develop issues from this condition, because they take so many steps, but anyone can be affected. It can lead to fallen arches and plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, shin splints, and more in your feet, ankles, and legs—even up into your hips and spine. An effective treatment for your foot problems may lie in the use of orthotics.

These inserts in your shoes change the way your feet bear your weight and help realign your bones. A good custom orthotic offers support where you need it—arch, heel, or forefoot. Your ankle lines up straight, other tissues are not stressed, and you are able to put your energy into forward motion more efficiently.

Our office excels in biomechanical analysis and we use the old tried-and-true casting process to get the best information for correcting overpronation in your feet. We will fit and form the orthotics specifically for your foot shape, to address your particular problems. It might be all you need to stop overstressing your feet and overcome your pain. Call Rocky Mountain Foot & Ankle Center in Wheat Ridge and Lakewood by dialing (303) 423-2520, or request an appointment online. We don’t want to sound overconfident, but we’re pretty sure we can help you feel better!

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