Spring is finally (somewhat) here! It is that time of year when you lace up your runners and head out for that brisk walk or run around the block. But before you do, you might want to ask yourself are you a pronator?
The easier way to tell if you are a pronator is to examine the way you stand. Use your smartphone to snap a picture of your feet from behind and from the side. Do your feet look like this:
If your feet appear flat you are a pronator. Why is this a reason for concern? Our feet are designed to rest our body weight on three main areas, the heel, and the outside and inside parts of the ball of our feet, forming a tripod:
When we pronate it causes more weight to be transferred to the inside of our foot, which causes the arch to drop:
This can cause a lot of stress on the ankle and tendons of the feet leading to conditions such as:
This is similar to when a car tire is underinflated. This can cause uneven wear and tear on the tire. Unlike a tire, you can not replace your foot, so here are some tips to help manage your pronation:
If you have flat feet or pain and would like more information about your condition book a consultation anytime! Ph: 905-593-1605.