What is Supination?
Walking, running, and jumping are among numerous activities that are affected by the health of your feet and their ability to balance the body. Depending on their current state, your feet can turn these simple motions into actions that affect your quality of life. For example, if you experience supination, placing weight on the feet without proper support can lead to developing troublesome aches and pains.
What is Supination?
Foot supination or under-pronation occurs when feet roll outwards, placing weight on the outside of the foot.
Supination of the foot is a rare occurrence, as less than 10 percent of people have the condition. It is usually found in people with high arches, often called a "cavus" foot.
People who supinate may experience an outward rotation of the knee and the pelvis may tilt back. The supinated foot is also a tighter, stiffer foot that doesn't flex and bend to accommodate variations in terrain. The poor absorption of shock and lack of flexibility cause biomechanical disorders, which lead to various problems throughout the body.
Similar to pronation, people with higher levels of foot supination may experience pain in the feet, knees, hips, back, shoulder and neck. Inversion ankle sprains, heel spurs, hammer toes and stress fractures are common in people who supinate.
Functional orthotics may help relieve pain caused by a supinated foot. These work by maintaining the structure of the plantar vault. Here at Foot Levelers, we make sure to create products that don't only support one arch, as over the counter orthotics do; we create products that support all three for best results.
And since every individual may have varying degrees of supination, our products will be custom made to an individual's foot arches to ensure optimum results. Moreover, our products will also be designed based on your lifestyle. We'll take into account the type of shoes you wear, the activities you participate in, and other special considerations.
Supinators have a higher medial arch resulting in more weight being placed on the outer edge of the foot. Functional orthotics are recommended for people who supinate.
If you think you're suffering from supination of the foot, please consult a health care professional about recommended treatments and customized functional orthotics for your condition. Click here to find one near you.