Excessive foot pronation is a well-known health issue that can cause many complications if ignored and left untreated. Several problems that can happen with excessive foot pronation can ultimately include internal knee rotation, pelvis tilt, and dropped shoulder, among a variety of other health issues like overuse injuries. According to healthcare professionals, overuse injuries caused by excessive foot pronation may occur due to compensation or the human body’s ability to accommodate foot posture and mobility. Complications can also cause bigger problems. Foot pronation is the natural movement that occurs during foot landing while walking or running. Foot pronation also occurs while standing, and in this instance, it is the amount in which the foot rolls inward toward the arch or outward away from the arch. Foot pronation is normal, however, excessive foot pronation can cause a variety of health issues and complications, as previously mentioned, including bad posture. Healthcare professionals prescribe custom foot orthoses to help improve foot mobility and posture. According to healthcare professionals, custom foot orthotics can help improve foot mobility and posture in people with excessive foot pronation by allowing them to change back to their original foot mobility and posture. Custom foot orthoses should be able to support the entire foot to change foot mobility and posture caused by excessive foot pronation. Dr. Alex Jimenez, a chiropractor or doctor of chiropractic in El Paso, TX, can offer patients custom foot orthotics to help improve foot mobility and posture as well as health issues and complications, including internal knee rotation, pelvis tilt, and dropped shoulder, among a variety of other health issues like overuse injuries. The following video describes the 5 red flags associated with excessive foot pronation which can ultimately affect a person’s overall health and wellness. Dr. Alex Jimenez, chiropractor or doctor of chiropractic in El Paso, TX, can help diagnose and improve excessive foot pronation with custom foot orthotics.
[00:00:15] There are five red flags or signs of pronation.
[00:00:19] If these signs are ignored and left untreated, foot problems can adversely affect your entire body. This is a perfect example of how pronation can affect the entire body moving from the ground up, a person who shows signs of pronation can have imbalances throughout the body, including internal knee rotation, pelvis tilt, and dropped shoulder. This imbalance can lead to larger issues like pain. Foot flare.
[00:00:51] All pronators walk with foot flare or toe-out. The reason for this is that pronation is developed slowly over a period of years where the everters become dominant over the inverters. Internal knee rotation. When the feet are flat on the floor, the lower extremity has its greatest distortion, with the feet bilateral and asymmetrically pronated internal tibial and femoral rotation.
[00:01:18] Therefore, if the foot, knee, and hip were in their optimal alignment, one could drop a plumb bob from the middle of the patella and it should hit the second toe. But in an excessively pronated foot, that plumb bob is medial to the medial longitudinal arch. Bode Achilles tendons from a pea to A view. The ankle and foot appear to roll inwards, causing a bowing of the Achilles tendons. These tendons will plastically deform over time. Flat foot at midstance, where the heel and toe are both in contact with the floor.
[00:02:00] The patient will demonstrate the greatest degree of pronation at midstance. All three arches of the foot have decreased their height. Creating a longer, wider and flatter foot. Uneven heel wear in the typical bilaterally, asymmetrically pronated foot, the heel strike will be uneven, creating uneven or asymmetrical heel wear. Start looking for these five red flags in all your patients.
[00:02:31] They’ll be glad you did as you address problems causing them discomfort or pain.
[00:02:45] Millions of Americans suffer from chronic pain throughout their body caused by imbalances and instabilities in their feet. But today, individually designed stabilizing orthotics are helping people live active pain-free lives. Stabilizing orthotics are designed for your body based on a scan of your feet. Unlike the one size fits all orthotics that don’t address your specific needs, your stabilizing orthotics can provide more stability and support.
[00:03:11] The difference in these orthotics compared to over-the-counter is supporting the three arch structure called the plantar vault.
[00:03:17] This structure provides momentum for movement. Your arches provide springy flexibility to accommodate changes in terrain. If one arch in your foot is compromised or you have flat feet.
[00:03:31] Flexibility will diminish and can lead to considerable pain in your ankles, knees, hips, and back.
[00:03:39] Stabilizing orthotics give you the stable foundation you need to help reduce unnecessary stress and strain on your joints. Your plantar vault also provides strength to support the weight of your entire body.
[00:03:52] Once your feet are properly supported, a leveling effect will occur to your ankles, knees, and hips.
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