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Foot Supination

What Is Supination?

Supination is a term that describes the natural outward rotation of the foot when it strikes the ground. This outward rotation helps to distribute weight evenly across the foot and provides shock absorption to protect the bones and joints.

While supination is a natural and necessary part of the gait cycle, too much supination can lead to problems. Excessive supination can cause the foot to roll outward excessively, which can put undue stress on the ankle joint and lead to pain and injury. It can also cause calluses and blisters to form on the bottom of the foot.

What Causes Foot Supination?

There are a few different things that can cause foot supination. One common cause is having high arches. When you have high arches, there is less surface area for your foot to make contact with the ground, which can cause your foot to roll outward. 

Another common cause of foot supination is wearing shoes that do not provide enough support. Wearing shoes without proper support can cause your foot to roll outward over time, which can lead to injuries.

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