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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

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