Posted on 14th July 2019 at 11:39
Pronation (the movement of the rear foot inwards) is a naturally occurring movement that happens in the foot when we are walking or running. It allows weight to be transferred from the outside of the heel (contact phase of stance) to the inside of the foot and big toe before our foot leaves the ground (end phase of stance or toe off). Some of us naturally stand with our heels in a pronated position and are advised to buy shoes which have anti-pronation to correct this position and protect ourselves from injury, however there is little evidence to suggest that a shoe can provide significant protection from injury. Like any movement the risk of injury to soft tissue is greater when the movement is poorly controlled and pronation is no exception.