So this week I want to talk about what over pronation of the foot is. You might think this only affects runners but if you’re walking around all day and your feet are over pronating this could cause a few issues – especially as most people don’t even know they do it, it just feels “normal” to them!
So as you can see what we want is your foot to be in a nice neutral position, but around 70-80% of peoples feet roll in to some degree. Now, we need some pronation to help absorb the impact from taking a step and help to propel us forward. However too much of this (hi-five to all my fellow “severe over-pronators”!) and it puts a lot of stress on the muscles in your legs -especially the calves – as they try to correct the roll and keep you aligned.