describes a slight inward rolling motion the foot makes during a normal walking or running stride. The foot (and ankle) roles slightly inward to accommodate movement. Some people, however, over-pronate
and roll more than normal. With over-pronation, the arch of the foot flattens and causes excessive stress and pressure on the soft tissues of the foot. Over-pronation is more common in those with flat feet, and can lead to foot aches and pain, such as plantar fasciitis
, Shin Splints
and Knee Pain
Wearing the proper footwear, using shoe inserts / insoles, or orthotics can help reduce over-pronation.
Also Known As: pronation, flat feet