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Supination (definition)


Updated November 26, 2007

Definition: Supination describes an excessive outward rolling motion the foot and ankle during a walking or running stride. This motion can place extra stress on the foot. Supination is more common in those with flat feet and can lead to foot aches and pain, such as Iliotibial Band Syndrome,[Plantar Fasciitis, Shin Splints and Knee Pain.

Wearing the proper footwear, using shoe inserts / insoles, or orthotics can help reduce supination.

Also see: Pronation and over-pronation

Also Known As: Under-pronation, high arches

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