Can orthotics help with underpronation?

Yes, they can!

Underpronation, also known as supination, may not get the same kind of press as overpronation, but orthotics can still help compensate and correct for this gait abnormality.

Those who underpronate (that is, their weight falls disproportionately on the outsides of their feet when walking or running) tend to have high arches, so orthotics with good arch support and soft cushioning tend to be very helpful. You’ll also want a flexible, lightweight shoe with a curved last, as this will help encourage your foot to roll inward more when you step.

The right custom-made orthotic will be specially made to fit your exact foot shape, control your gait, and redistribute your weight evenly across your sole, whether you overpronate or underpronate. If you’re experiencing foot pain, the best decision you can make is calling Dr. Harvey Danciger for a full evaluation. From conservative therapies to custom orthotics and surgery, he is an expert in helping people regain a pain-free stride. Give us a call at 760-568-0108 for an appointment.

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Dr. Harvey Danciger is a podiatrist and foot surgeon in Palm Desert, CA specializing in the foot and ankle