Running and Overpronation

Overpronation is a common problem in runners and is frequently an overused and also misused term. Overpronation happens when the rearfoot rolls inwards at the rearfoot and is commonly connected with a collapsing of the longitudinal arch of the foot. The key reason why this gets so much coverage in the running community is that it is supposed to be a frequent cause of a lot of overuse injuries, though the data for that is very inadequate and may not be the situation at all. Athletic shoes usually are manufactured for mild, moderate and severe pronators, but the research data on outcomes when doing this is not that good. Overpronation may or may not really need to be treated. It will need to be treated when it is bringing about the condition that the athlete has. It should most likely not be treated if it is not causing the condition that the runner has. The proper therapy of overpronation ought to be aimed towards what’s causing it. There are numerous causes so there is no one treatment that should be used. The therapy will depend on what caused the problem to begin with. Make sure you do not get sucked in by the hype and hysteria around the overpronation myths.

Craig Payne

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