Pronation Treatment Specialist

The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine -  - Podiatry

The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine

Podiatry & Sports Medicine located in Upper East Side, New York, NY

If foot pain stems from abnormal movements when you walk, you don’t have to suffer. The experienced medical team of podiatrists at the Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine, located in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York, treat pronation problems to reduce pain and maximize athletic performance. Call the center to learn more or book an appointment online today.

Pronation Treatment Q & A

What is Pronation?

Pronation is the natural side-to-side movement that happens when feet slightly roll inward when you walk. This allows your feet to absorb shock when hitting the ground. Pronation is a natural process of the body and is a good thing. However, abnormal pronation can cause problems when you walk, including pain.

What are Complications of Poor Pronation?

Pronation problems happen with excessive flexibly in your feet when you walk. Your feet roll past a normal range of motion when you move, which over time may cause:

  • Inflammation
  • Foot and ankle tendon tears
  • Joint stress
  • Heel or arch pain
  • Bunions or calluses
  • Iliotibial band pain syndrome
  • Shin splints or stress fractures
  • Low back, hip, knee, or toe pain
  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome

 

What Causes Abnormal Pronation?

Pronation problems are often due to genetics. However, outside factors might make the condition worse. These include:

  • Pregnancy
  • Walking or standing for long time periods
  • Choosing excessively worn shoes
  • Wearing shoes that aren’t comfortable or don’t fit right

 

How are Pronation Problems Diagnosed and Treated?

The medical team of doctors at the Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine diagnose and treat abnormal pronation using a variety of methods, including:

  1. Gait Analysis: Gait analysis uses video cameras, treadmills, computers, and pressure sensors to analyze how your body moves. Doing so helps doctors determine if you overpronate (or underpronate) when you walk and are at risk for injury.
  2. Custom Orthotics: Your doctor uses computerized orthotic scanning to create custom shoe inserts that conform to the unique shape of your feet. He or she helps you select footwear, and may recommend foot support products — such as Sure Step arch braces, FlexaMed arch bandages, Fabrifoam® products, gel pads, ankle braces, or heel cups.
  3. Pain Management: If abnormal pronation causes pain in your feet, pain management therapy can help. Prescription medications, MIX5 or MLS laser treatment, biopuncture, and shockwave therapy are examples of pain therapy options the team of podiatrists at the Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine provide.

 

Call the center to learn more about how you can improve pronation and ease the pain, or book an appointment online today.

What we offer

Podiatric & Sports Medicine Services