What Is Overpronation?
Have you ever thought about how your feet hit the ground whenever you walk? Do you notice your arch getting flattened? One possible reason behind this is overpronation. Overpronation refers to your feet rolling too far inward/downward, and it can cause severe damage to your leg health. This can impact one’s gait and cause pain in their feet and ankle. The chance of an ankle sprain increases significantly. With all that in mind, let us figure out the significant risk factors of overpronation and how you can avoid pain and potential injury using PowerStep Pinnacle Maxx Support Orthotic Insoles.
Major Risk Factors for Overpronation
Flatfoot individuals are most at risk for developing overpronation and sprained ankles. Research evidence shows that over 45-60% of the population with flat feet develop ankle sprains, and the recurrence rate further escalates with overpronation. The risk of a flat foot increases with:
- Overuse/lack of rest
- Being overweight
- High-impact sports like basketball
Complications of Overpronation
Overpronation doesn’t cause symptoms early on, but in the long run, it can cause complications resulting in pain. Some of the common complications caused by untreated overpronation include:
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Metatarsalgia (pain arising from the middle of your foot)
- Posterior Tibial Tendonitis
- Ankle sprain
- Ankle, knee, and hip dislocation
- Morton’s neuroma
- Sole and heel pain
Orthotics for Overpronation
The use of orthotics counteracts overpronation and various other misaligned positions of the feet. If you have overpronated feet and collapsing gait, we recommend PowerStep Pinnacle Maxx Orthotic Insoles. Below explains how orthotics will help correct overpronation and lower-limb problems.
- By providing support under the Calcaneal shelf (Arch), excessive inward movement of the foot can be controlled.
- The support comes from the rigid shell of the insoles, properly aligning the foot and ankle, allowing for a more normal gait and load dispersion.
- Proper alignment allows your foot and ankle to absorb shock and adjust to terrain better.
Ideal Orthotics for Overpronation
Thankfully, there are a variety of orthotics that can help to correct overpronation and improve foot function. The ideal orthotic for overpronation will support the arch of the foot and help control the rolling motion. It should also be comfortable to wear and made from durable material. Pinnacle Maxx Support is a full-length orthotic, that provides maximum support. With the angled heel post and firm support shell under the arch, this is the best insole for flat feet.