Pronation (Flat Feet) and Foot Levelers

Over-pronation (flat feet) is a common biomechanical and structural disorder which occurs when the person’s arch collapses upon weight bearing. This may put extreme stress on the plantar fascia and ankle joint and sometimes cause inflammation of the plantar fascia and sometimes causing severe discomfort and leading to other foot problems. It can put extra pressure on knee and hip joints and even spine. It can cause some imbalance and disorders in the body. Some of them are:

  1. Forward head posture: When the center of the ear is in front of the shoulders. This creates a lot of stress on cervical spine.

  2. Dropped shoulder: The imbalance in lower parts of the body cause non equal weight distribution on both legs,therefore both shoulders are not on the same horizontal level.

  3. Hip malalignment: Mean hips are not in same level and its because of imbalances in the foot and knees. It can affect the sacroiliac joint and non structural leg length discrepancies.

  4. Internal knee Rotation: Collapsed arch creates stress on the knee and causing one knee to be twisted compare to the other knee and degenerative arthritis in  future.

  5. Foot and ankle dysfunctions: Poor support in the arches transmits stress through different part of the plantar fascia,heel and ankle ligaments and sometimes causes calluses and corns on the bottom of the foot.

Overpronation can be treated in early ages as the body is still flexible for any change. In adulthood flat foot can be moderated and regulated by a medicated insole (such as Foot Levelers) in the shoes.

Foot levelers

Foot Levelers are custom-made, have the 3 arch difference to support you whole body, and are flexible foot orthotics that are scientifically designed for the individual’s unique postural problems. Physiotherapists know that foot levelers help stabilize the feet, which helps level the hips and pelvis, improve balance and restore postural stability. It also helps absorb damaging heel-strike shock, flexibility and control at mid-stance, improve the balance and proprioception, reduce the fatigue and provide variable firmness.

Who should have Foot Levelers:

  1. Do you participate regularly in any physical sport (basketball, baseball, tennis, golf, bowling, etc.)

  2. Do you stand or walk on hard surfaces for more than 4 hours daily

  3. Do you have morning pain and stiffness in your foot?

  4. Are you aged 40 or over?

  5. Have you had a prior injury to your knee, back, or ankle?

  6. Do you have joint pain while standing, walking, or running?

  7. Is one of your legs shorter than the other?

  8. Do you have obvious foot problems (bunions, corns, callus,flat feet, etc.)?

  9. Do your feet “toe out” when you’re walking?

  10. Do you feel your shoulders are not level?

Foot levelers are custom made to fit you and can help you dramatically to have a better posture and less pain and discomfort in your daily activities. Physio Savvy can arrange for you complimentary foot scan today!

Remember your feet are the foundation of your Health.

Contact us for more information about the Foot Levelers difference.

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Parisa Tanoori

Parisa Tanoori

Physiotherapist at Physio Savvy
Parisa is certified with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy from Shiraz University of Medical Science, Iran. She is currently completing her PhD in Sports Medicine with the special interest of Kinesiology taping in Universiti Malaya.
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