Pronation of the Foot

Causes and Symptoms
Pronation of the foot happens when the arch of the foot collapses. This forces the foot to turn itself outwards and walking is then done on the inner side of the foot. Pronation of the foot can be very painful for people who suffer from it. The majority of cases involve bone spurs, pinched nerves or plantar fasciitis. Some symptoms include sharp pain or tingling feeling at the bottom of the foot. Also, check for excessive wear of the soles or inserts of your shoe. It is very important to address pronation of the foot as it affects the alignment of your feet, ankles and knees. If it is left untreated, it can negatively impact your posture and lead to issues with your tendons and ligaments.

Treatment
The best way to treat pronation of the foot is to have proper arch supports in your shoes. Having orthotic inserts in your shoes will help to ease any pain or discomfort. There are also foot exercises that you can do to relieve some of the negative effects of foot pronation. Finally, it is important to consult with a doctor or podiatrist if your foot pain continues over a long period of time or if it worsens. Your doctor may recommend other forms of treatment or therapy.