Pronation is when your foot rolls or tilts inward. It is common in people with flat feet, and can commonly be called “collapsed” or “fallen” arches. When you pronate too much, your foot and ankle cannot support your body correctly – your knees, hip and back can be twisted out of alignment. In addition, greater pressure and strain is placed on your big toe and second toe when you walk or run. Pronation is a normal part of your walking, or gait, but when it is excessive, injury can occur. What causes pronation of the foot? Pronation can have many sources, including:
Genetics – the shape of your foot and ankle that you inherited from your parents
Trauma or other significant injury
Repetative strain, such as from running or obesity
Changes in the joints of the body due to arthritis
Milwaukee Foot & Ankle Specialists of Wauwatosa, Oak Creek, New Berlin and Mequon, Wisconsin (WI) treat all medical and surgical foot and ankle conditions. Licensed Podiatrists, Dr. Steven Waldman, Dr. Christopher Milkie and Dr. Lucy Meier can help bring you foot and ankle pain relief.
Our podiatrists, foot surgeons and staff of our Milwaukee area podiatry offices offer the most effective and state-of-the-art, quality podiatry care services with a smile to patients in our local community. Return to a pain-free life and get back to the things you love!