Pronation & Supination Explained

pronation and supination

 -SHOCK ABSORPTION-

The 33 joints of each foot need to optimally transition between PRONATION & SUPINATION each time the foot hits the ground…

TO ABSORB SHOCK!

Yes, it’s in all caps and bolded because it is in fact VERY IMPORTANT.

Pronation is when the 33 joints of the foot UNLOCKS as the heel hits the ground in order to stop the arch of the foot from slamming into it.

This is the beginning of shock absorption.

In order for the entire spring-like effect to actually work, the foot must soon thereafter transition into supination.

Supination is when the foot LOCKS in order to provide the leverage needed to propel yourself forward and onto the next step.

When the Transition Between Pronation and Supination Happens with Ease, Shock is Absorbed and the Feet Are Healthy

When this transition is dysfunctional however, the shock wave of force as each foot hits the ground travels up into the ankle, knee, hip and spine creating wear-and-tear patterns that don’t belong.

When this transition is dysfunctional, you end up with foot problems like bunion, plantar fasciitis, big toe arthritis, hammer toe and Morton’s neuroma as well as problems higher up the kinetic chain like shin splints, knee pain, hip and spine pain.

Now you know all about pronation and supination.

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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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