Shoe Insoles

Shoe Insoles For Foot Pain, Ball of the Foot and Heel Pain – available in Dudley, Halesowen, Stourbridge and Wolverhampton

The easy guide to treating common foot conditions.

The foot is the foundation of and mirrors the physical condition of the body.

Pronation is normal, the normal gait cycle consists of 25% pronation. Pronation occurs at the subtalar joint , consisting of the talus and calcaneus (heel bone) below the ankle joint.

 

What is pronation?

Pronation looks simple but is a complex process of 3 different movements that consists of more than the foot rolling in and the arch collapsing. The three movements comprising pronation are Dorsiflexion, Abduction and Eversion.

Dorsiflexion is the upward movement of the foot towards the front of the leg.

Abduction is the movement of the foot away from the midline of the body like a duck waddling.

Eversion is the bottom of the foot facing away from the mid-line of the body.

Supination, the opposite movements of pronation, is necessary to make the foot stable and locked to propel the body forward efficiently.
Excessive pronation does not allow the foot to supinate and work efficiently creating many foot problems.

Relief From Foot Pain – Common Foot Conditions

One of the most common foot disorders is heel pain and it has been estimated that over 2 million people each year receive treatment. This common complaint occurs in some young people but many sufferers are middle aged and the condition is most prevalent in older patients. Now with Powerstep Pro I can help patients avoid this pain. Excessive pronation of the foot causes the arch to collapse and the plantar fascia, a tough band of tissue that stretches like a bow string from the heel to the ball of the foot, to stretch for a longer period of time than normal restricting the plantar fascia from assisting the subtalar joint to supinate. At its attachment point it becomes inflamed and calcifies forming a cement-like mass on the base surface of the heel.

Foot conditions related to overpronation that can often be alleviated by orthotics include:

  • Plantar fasciitis/heel pain
  • Bunions and tailor bunions
  • Hammer toes and claw toes
  • Callouses
  • Neuromas
  • Haglund’s deformity and ankle and knee pain.