We all have unique foot types just like we all share different hair and eye colors. How you walk is called your gait, and as you walk, your feet typically flatten when they hit the ground and roll inward slightly. This is called pronation. When you have flat feet, your feet tend to roll farther inward as you do not have a strong arch to keep this from happening. This condition is called overpronation.
Take a close look at the insides of your shoes. Are they significantly worn down? This is a common sight among the shoes of over-pronators. It occurs when your feet roll in too much, causing the insides to take the brunt of the force during movement. Overpronation can also lead to other problems as the lower leg turns inwards during each step. You may also experience knee, hip and lower back pain as a result of overpronation.
Dr. Danciger, foot specialist in Palm Desert, CA can perform a gait analysis and determine the structure of your foot and how to remedy a pronation problem. Shoe modifications and custom orthotics can make a big difference in how you walk and how you feel. Call our office today at (760) 568-0108 or set up an appointment online to take your first step towards living pain free.