Pronation Syndrome

Pronation Syndrome

Common Medical Diagnoses:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Posterior Tibialis Tendon Dysfunction
  • Shin Splints
  • Flat foot

Description:

Excessive pronation (flattening) of the feet occurs during weighbearing.  This may occur early in walking or late in walking, but the end result is collapse into a flat foot.  Usually this problem is related to other problems in the lower extremities with the foot being the weak link in the chain.  The other problems usually involve tibial lateral rotation or femoral medial rotation.

Treatment:

  • Relieve pain with self soft tissue techniques, stretches, ice, and supportive footwear.
  • Improve postural control during walking, running, etc. so that the foot / ankle does not fall into excessive pronation.
  • Address tibial or femoral components.
  • Improve ankle dorsiflexion if indicated.
  • Improve intrinsic foot muscle function.

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