Is Pronation Still Relevant?
In modern medicine where treatments and assessments are based on evidence is there still a relevance in assessing and treating foot posture?
In short; yes! Pronation is not generally a great predictor of injury, however when linked to certain problems in the foot and ankle it can be seen to place extra stress on specific tissues. From lower back pain, to knee pain and plenty of foot and ankle problems, treating pronation or reducing the force from pronation through orthotics and footwear can be one of the most effective treatment methods.
This often rings true for patients with a “normal arch” who can still benefit from orthotic therapy even though they do not have flat feet. If you would like to find out what controlling pronation feels like book an appointment online.