Pronation - Dropped Arch
Signs or Symptoms
Pain or chronic ache in the ankle. Instability when walking. Frequent ankle sprains.
Over-pronation is a common biomechanical problem that occurs in the walking process when your arch collapses on weight bearing. This causes inflammation of the plantar fascia, causing severe discomfort and leading to other foot problems.
Obesity, pregnancy or repetitive pounding on a hard surface can weaken the arch leading to dropping of the arch.
Orthotics are fitted to correct the dropping of the arch.
The muscles of the foot and ankle are evaluated for proper function. Corrections are aimed at normalizing the muscle functioning of the foot. Therapy is then aimed at strengthening the ligaments and muscles of the foot and the need for orthotic support. Nutritional therapies aimed at increasing factors that would lead to relaxing the muscles and reducing any inflammation is considered.
Other lifestyle modifications are used to prevent or minimize exacerbating the condition. A specific program for your needs is created.