When it comes to your feet, pronation is the natural inward roll that occurs when you walk or run. Pronation itself is not a bad thing. In fact, it’s actually necessary for the shock absorption that your feet need when you walk or run.
However, problems can occur when your feet pronate too much (overpronation) or not enough (underpronation).
Overpronation can cause your foot to roll inward excessively, while underpronation can cause your foot to not absorb enough shock. Both of these problems can lead to painful conditions like plantar fasciitis, shin splints, and Achilles tendinitis.
How to Tell if You Have a Problem With Pronation
There are a few different ways that you can tell if you have a problem with pronation. First, take a look at your shoes. If they show more wear on the inside than the outside, that’s a sign that you may be overpronating.
You can also ask someone to watch you walk or run and see if your feet appear to roll inward excessively. Finally, you can visit a Podiatrist who can perform a gait analysis to determine if you have a problem with pronation.
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