Tuesday, April 17, 2012

O...Is For Over-pronation


Over-pronation is...Excessive inward roll of the foot after landing, such that the foot continues to roll when it should be pushing off. This can twist the foot, shin and knee causing pain or injury in those areas. One way to tell if you have an over-pronation problem is to look at the inside sole of your shoes, if there is excessive wear there, then you have a problem.  Two things that contribute to over-pronation are flat feet and knock knees.  

How to remedy the situation; wear motion control or stability shoes with firm mid-soles and external features that limit over-pronation.  You can invest in over-the-counter arch supports or orthotics, or see a shoe specialist and have them analyze your gait, they will often have the shoes that you need, to perform your best.  After awhile you should be able to see a noticeable difference in the wear pattern of your shoes. 

Good luck and Godspeed.  The word Godspeed or godspeed comes from the Middle English expression "God spede (you)", a wish for success and fortune for one setting out on an enterprise, voyage, adventure, or travels. It may also mean good luck.

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2 comments:

  1. Such great information! I am knock-kneed and I definitely pronate to the point where my shoes become lopsided after I've worn them for awhile. I wear insoles in my running shoes and they have made a huge difference. Gotta love the science behind running shoes. =)

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  2. Thanks for dropping by my blog. I have never been a runner, but a year ago I started jogging and after the initial horror has worn off I actually started to enjoy it. Sadly, I am now working full time and no longer seem to find the time so have lapsed back into a lazy walker! Great info tho.

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