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Overpronation

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Updated May 30, 2014

Definition: While the foot motion called pronation is a normal motion of the foot, when there is excessive pronation, or overpronation, patients are thought to have a higher risk of developing lower extremity problems. Overpronation has been implicated in many conditions, including:

~Shin Splints

~Stress Fractures

~Tendonitis

~Chondromalacia (Runner's Knee)

~Plantar Fasciitis

Treatment of overpronation is focused on corrective footwear and orthotics. Shoes with adequate padding and support help most people with overpronation. Most athletic shoe stores have a knowledgeable staff that can assist you in finding appropriate shoes. Orthotics and arch supports may be helpful for many patients.

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