Can inserts help overpronation?
Adding firm, supportive insoles to you shoes can counteract overpronation while improving your alignment and efficiency. They should mimic the contours of your arches and provide firm support. If you overpronate and just want to make your footwear more comfortable, we recommend Tread Labs Ramble Insoles.
Do arch supports help overpronation?
Treatment For Overpronation Overpronation can be reduced by wearing proper footwear and arch supports. Proper footwear will provide the added support you need to ensure you are not over-pronating as you step and help prevent injuries caused by excessive pronation.
Are insoles good for pronation?
Orthopedic insoles help correct pronation by preventing your foot from rolling too far inward and placing excessive strain on your ankles, by supporting your feet from beneath and equally distributing pressure across your foot.
How do you get rid of overpronation?
- choosing supportive or motion control shoes, also known as overpronation shoes.
- using orthotics.
- managing pain with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
- managing weight through diet and exercise, if appropriate.
- surgery, in some cases.
How do you treat overpronation?
Over Pronation Treatment
- Strapping/Taping – Taping the foot in a certain way provides support for the foot as well as stability and may be used in acute cases or as a first line treatment.
- Exercises – These are used to strengthen certain muscles in order to achieve better foot function.
How do I choose a shoe insert?
Insoles should be firm enough so that when you press down on the arch, it doesn’t collapse. If there’s too much give, the insert won’t give you the support you need. Insoles work best when they match the contours of your feet. Insoles that are too high can hurt.
Do gel insoles work?
Gel insoles are a good alternative to rigid insoles that are uncomfortable to wear. However, these insoles do not offer much arch support which makes them unsuitable for treating collapsed arches. Some of it has to do with the flat design of the insole which is not able to lift the arch up to its desired level.
What causes overpronation of the foot?
Overpronation happens when your gait (the way you walk or run) eventually causes the arches of your feet to flatten more than they would normally. That puts strain on muscles, tendons and ligaments that support your arches.