Pronation occurs when feet roll inwards, placing weight on the inside of the foot. People who pronate may experience an inward rotation of the knee and forward tilting of the pelvis.

Pronation ranges from mild to moderate to severe – the higher the pronation, the more likely you are to experience pain in the feet, knees, hips, back, shoulders and neck. Common injuries with people who pronate include shin splints, plantar fasciitis, and bunions.

Functional Orthotics may help relieve pain caused by pronation. Untreated imbalances of any level may lead to chronic problems throughout the body. Below you can learn more about the different severities of pronation and the impact each has on the body.

Optimal feet have normal arches. Functional Orthotics can be worn for preventative care to avoid pain or injuries.

Mild pronators have some arch collapse. Functional Orthotics are recommended for people with mild pronation to avoid further arch collapse, which can lead to pain throughout the body.

Moderate pronators have a nearly full arch collapse that could result in knee, hip, back or shoulder problems. It is necessary for moderate pronators to wear Functional Orthotics to prevent even further damage.

Severe pronators have complete arch collapse and have possibly had knee, hip, back or shoulder problems due to this collapse. It is vital severe pronators wear Functional Orthotics.


Related links

  • Excessive Pronation and the Spine (Lommell Chiropractic)
  • Pronation, Explained (Runner's World)
  • Foot Pronation and Posture (Dynamic Chiropractic)