Overpronation and Hallux Valgus

Hallux Valgus

-Hallux Valgus, aka Bunion, is the Result of Overpronation… Over Time-

Pronation is when your foot unlocks or flattens as your heel hits the ground to help decelerate your bodyweight.

Pronation is the beginning of shock absorption at the foot.

When your foot fails to properly transition from pronation into supination… OVERPRONATION.

Overpronation means the arch has fallen IN, but up further from the arch the big toe TURNS OUT.

This doesn’t just happen once – it’s happens with EVERY STEP.

Overpronation is a Compensation & it’s There For Balance.

Pick something up with just your right hand.

Nothing too heavy and pay close attention to what your body does as a result.

Didn’t your body just shift to the left in order to prevent you from falling to the right?

If you don’t feel this happen, perform in front of a mirror and watch it happen.

That’s a compensation.

Your body has shifted left and generally speaking that’s abnormal, but the cause is hanging from your right hand.

In other words, a left posture shift by itself is not normal, but when the weight is added it’s expected.

What wouldn’t be expected is for the body to shift back into the middle without first dropping the weight in your hand!

Bunion Treatment Options

1. Treat the Compensation, or

2. Correct the Cause.

There are a multitude of ways to treat the compensation…stretching & strengthening, physical therapy, toe spacers, the bunion bootie, and all kinds of interesting splints and other gadgets…

…and then there’s the most violent of all them all – SURGERY!

There is Only One Way to Correct the Cause of Hallux Valgus – Eliminate Overpronation.

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Graceful Ageing Aficionado at Arizona Orthotics
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Dr Dave

It turns out HOW your custom foot orthotic is made Actually Matters. Here at Arizona Orthotics We Proudly offer THE ONLY medical-grade, MASS Posture & Precision Calibrated, Custom Foot Orthotic on the market. My Mission 1. Restore HOPE to those suffering with a foot problem they fear may never go away. 2. Optimize Human Performance with a legal advantage - a foundational & biomechanical advantage. 3. Graceful Ageing - I have yet to see someone with bad foot health age gracefully. Thank you so much for stopping by. I appreciate you and hope you find what you're looking for.

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