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Doctor insights on: Pronation Distortion Syndrome

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What is pronation?

What is pronation?

In the feet,: Pronation is seen as a flattening, or lowering of the arch as you bear weight on the foot. The opposite is supination, or the raising of the arch. Both are normal parts of the gait cycle. Pronation occurs from the time your heel contacts the ground until (normally) midstance, when the foot begins to supinate to provide the leverage to propel you forward. Pronation provides shock absorption. ...Read more

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What causes pronation of the forearm?

What causes pronation of the forearm?

Muscles: The forearm has muscles that cause it to pronate; one of them is pronator quadratus. ...Read more

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Can over pronation be corrected by surgery?

Can over pronation be corrected by surgery?

Yes...if indicated: Surgical correction of deformities should only be considered if your pain/limitations are unacceptable and you've failed non-surgical management. If surgery is performed, a comprehensive approach (as opposed to a quick fix) is usually required. ...Read more

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After a repair in AC rupture, would it results in under pronation?

After a repair in AC rupture, would it results in under pronation?

It's possible: Excessive pronation causes the tibia to internally rotate and stresses the acl. A good repair would limit this and might promote more supination. A good physical therapist or gait/running coach and proper orthotics may be able to control this and help retrain proper form. Hope this helps you. ...Read more

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Is it possible for over pronation to lead to supination or can you have both?

Is it possible for over pronation to lead to supination or can you have both?

Yes not both: Pronation and supination are opposite motions that occur at the sub talor joint. Pronation allows the foot to adapt to uneven surfaces. Supination is necessary for ridgid toe off. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is an abnormal pronation in the ankle?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is an abnormal pronation in the ankle?

Flat foot.: Pronation refers to the dropping of your arch , along the inner side of your foot. You could be born that way, or you can acquire it from age or injury. ...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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