Flat Feet Can Lead to Painful Foot and Back Conditions

Flat Feet and Over-Pronation

Most people (approx. 60-70% of the population) suffer from excessive pronation due to flat feet when walking, running and standing. Though the foot may appear normal when sitting down, with a clear arch present under the foot, over-pronation becomes noticeable when we stand or walk as a result of weight bearing. The arches collapse with every step we take, and the ankles roll inwards. This is called overpronation, a biomechanical imbalance that can lead to many painful foot conditions such as heel pain, plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, tendonitis, and can even affect other parts of your body such as the knees and lower back!.

Footminders Orthotics Relieve Foot Pain Resulting from Overpronation

Orthotics correct over-pronation Footminders orthotic insoles provide the arch support needed to correct over-pronation, thereby providing natural, lasting pain relief to many lower body aches and pains Orthotic insoles prevent flat feet over-pronation


Footminders recommends the following insoles for flat feet and over-pronation:

Footminders Casual Orthotic Insoles Footminders Comfort Orthotic Insoles


What Causes Overpronation?

Orthotics Treatment for Flat FleetOver-pronation is a common biomechanical problem that occurs when the arches collapse while walking or standing. This condition hampers our natural walking pattern, causing an imbalance, and leading to wear and tear in other parts of the body with every step we take.

Whether you suffer from over-pronation like most of the population, or you have a true flat foot, in both cases your poor walking pattern may contribute to a range of different complaints. As we age, poor aligment of the feet causes very common conditions such as heel pain or knee pain.

Over-pronation has different causes. Obesity, pregnancy, age or repetitive pounding on a hard surface can weaken the arch, leading to over-pronation. Over-pronation is also very common with athletes, especially runners, who most of them nowadays use orthotics inside their shoes.