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What exactly does excessive foot pronation effect?

Pronation: Foot structure is the foundation for the alignment of the body. Pronation is a normal foot function. Excessive pronation can cause abnormal foot and structural alignment of the body. ...Read more

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I believe I have flat foot with normal pronation. Is that combination possible?

I believe I have flat foot with normal pronation. Is that combination possible?

Yes: It is possible to have a flat foot that compensates to normal pronation. The best course of treatment is to wear well supported shoes with an arch build in the midfoot and avoid flip-flops/sandals as much as possible. Shoes that have a heel counter will also slow the progression of the pronation from worsening. ...Read more

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I have knock knee and pronation of foot. Will orthotics help with these problems?

I have knock knee and pronation of foot. Will orthotics help
with these problems?

Probably: You should be examined by a podiatrist to see if orthotics might help especially if causing pain or difficulty in walking or athletic activities. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could stop pronation in my feet?

Can you tell me how I could stop pronation in my feet?

Seek a podiatrist: Pronation is another phrase for flexible feet. If you have a flattened foot structure, there isn't much you can do. You can't "stop" them from flattening out. If they hurt and cause pain, try using over the counter devices. If those are not helpful, see a Podiatrist for a full evaluation and options for further care. ...Read more

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I think got over pronation feet and got a bandage to help it. It doesn't seem to be helping, what should I do?

I think got over pronation feet and got a bandage to help it. It doesn't seem to be helping, what should I do?

See MD: If over-the-counter remedies have not helped you i would suggest being seen by an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon. One in your area can be found at www.Aofas.Org. ...Read more

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Could high heels lead to pronation or supination of the feet?

Could high heels lead to pronation or supination of the feet?

A high heel : Lifts the heel. There are different components of pronation and supination. Adduction, plantarflexion, inversion are components of supination. The foot is plantarflexed when in a heel. Personally, i don't know if i would consider the foot supinated though. ...Read more

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Can heels lead to over-pronation/supination of your feet?

Can heels lead to over-pronation/supination of your feet?

No: Heels can lead to achilles tightness and crowding of toes. Supination and pronation should not be affected. ...Read more

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What are the risks of surgery for over pronation of the foot?

What are the risks of surgery for over pronation of the foot?

Several: As in any surgery there is the risk of infection, delayed healing, blood clot, prolonged pain. ...Read more

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Can flat feet and over pronation cause pain in shoulders in a child?

Can flat feet and over pronation cause pain in shoulders in a child?

Possibly: Many skeletal malaligments begin in the feet. They are our foundation. While it's less common for children to have pain from these types of postural issues, it's still entirely possible. Overly pronated feet often respond to custom biomechanical orthotics. See a podiatrist and have your child evaluated for them. ...Read more

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I get sharp pains in my ankles when i rotate my feet after running. Is this caused by over-pronation?

I get sharp pains in my ankles when i rotate my feet after running. Is this caused by over-pronation?

It could: Depending on the severity of flat feet you could develop ankle problems. The ankle may tilt in what we call a valgus position causing stress to the ankle. Orthotics/shoe inserts may help you. They help align the foot which inturn aligns the ankle. ...Read more

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8 years old with flexible flat feet& over pronation. Is he going to outgrow the over pronation as he grows older?

8 years old with flexible flat feet& over pronation. Is he going to outgrow the over pronation as he grows older?

Flat foot: No He should be worked up for flat foot including foot xrays, gait analysis, and orthotics to control pronation. Untreated flat foot leads to many problems as people get older. The sooner the better See a foot specialist that sees children. Good luck ...Read more

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Can having a pronation of the foot or flat feet cause differing foot sizes?

Can having a pronation of the foot or flat feet cause differing foot sizes?

Yes: As your foot becomes flatter your arch drops and the foot becomes longer. If there is a difference in how much arch height is lost between your feet you may start to have different shoe sizes. ...Read more

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4 flat feet&overpronation Over-pronation walking shoes necessary or orthotics. Orthotics not proven 2 work Over-pronation walking shoes proven 2 work?

Orthotics: Custom made would be best option. Store bought orthotics are really for an average type arch which would not give you enough support. I don't think the shoe has much value. ...Read more

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I have over-pronation & use orthotic. Told heel counter in shoe should hold foot snugly. Foot heel does ride up, how much too much?

I have over-pronation & use orthotic. Told heel counter in shoe should hold foot snugly. Foot heel does ride up, how much too much?

Shoe counter: It may well be impossible to find an otc shoe that fits that well . If there is a lot of room move to a narrower shoe and remove the inner liner of the shoe as well to allow the orthotic to fit better. You may need some additions to the counter area of the shoe (inside) as well to promote fit. Good luck. ...Read more

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