06 May Pronation or Flat Feet
Most people’s feet are arched on the inner side; the height of this arch (which develops between the ages of 3 and 10) varies from one person to another. If you have a low arch or no arch it is often called flat feet or fallen arches where the foot may over pronate.
Normal pronation, or “rolling inward” of the foot, is necessary as the foot adapts to the ground. With excessive pronation or over pronation, the arch, flattens and collapses, and soft tissues stretch.
This causes the joints surfaces to function at unnatural angles to each other. When this happens, joints that should be stable, now become very loose and flexible.
Symptoms of Flat Feet
Symptoms can manifest in many different ways. The associated conditions depend on the individual lifestyle of each patient. Here is a list of some of the conditions associated with excess pronation:
- Hallux Valgus (bunions)
- Hallux Rigidus (stiff first toe)
- Arch Pain
- Heel Pain (Plantar facsiitus)
- Metatarsalgia (ball of foot pain)
- Ankle Sprains – pain
- Shin Splints
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Knee Pain
- Corns & Calluses
- Hammer Toes
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