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:
~Chondromalacia (Runner's Knee)
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.