The Basics of Overpronation – Insoles Deliver Relief
What Happens When You Take a Step?
This is what happens:
- Heel strike happens on the outside of your heel. (This is normal.)
- The weight distribution moves to the center of your heel, then progresses forward along the outside of your foot.
- When the weight reaches the ball of your foot, it moves across the ball towards the inside of your foot. This inward rolling motion is pronation – a valuable shock-absorbing feature of the foot.
- For an efficient stride, push-off happens when the weight is just behind the second toe.
- Unfortunately, most people continue to roll to the inside and over pronate.
Pronation and Foot Biomechanics 101
When your foot over-pronates, the arch flattens, the toes pivot toward the outside and the knee rotates inward. None of these motions are good for your body.
- When the arch flattens, it puts stress on the connective tissue between your heel and the ball of your foot, causing fatigue. In addition, your foot now has a lower instep and tends to slide forward in your shoes.
- As the toes pivot outward, the bones of the foot are no longer in a stable position and forward motion is much less efficient.
- The inward roll of the knee can cause discomfort and alignment problems, especially if you're on your feet all day.
Over Pronation Insoles Provide Structure and Support
If you could see inside your foot, you would see a shelf on the inside of the heel bone, towards the rear of the arch. This is the “calcaneal shelf” and it is a perfect way to limit pronation.
- Over pronation insoles provide support under the calcaneal shelf, controlling pronation.
- Spreading the support forward into the arch makes the over pronation insoles much more comfortable.
- The best support is fairly firm, with a spring-like feeling. An accurate fit is necessary to ensure that this firm support is completely comfortable.
Tread Labs over pronation insoles feature resilient, polypropylene arch supports that are designed to support the calcaneal shelf. With 4 arch heights, you are guaranteed a precise fit. Resilient foam top covers deliver just the right amount of cushioning.
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