Overpronation is a very common occurrence for much of the population. It’s especially prominent among runners. While overpronation is easily treatable, if it’s not acknowledged early on, it can create foot pain and pain in the rest of the body. Learn more about overpronation in the article excerpt below. Then find out about the innovative treatment offered at Adler Footcare of Greater New York.
Posted by: Dr. Robert Parker, Parker Foot & Ankle
Overpronation is a term that simply means your ankle rolls too far inward when you walk or run. It’s normal for the ankle to roll slightly in, but if it goes too far all kinds of problems can occur. This type of gait can lead to many different foot conditions such as shin splints, heel spurs, bunions, plantar fasciitis, and Achilles tendonitis. Furthermore, it can cause pain and discomfort in your knees and hips as well. When your gait isn’t normal, it puts tremendous stress on the feet and legs and can throw your entire body out of alignment. Painful tendons and joints can make even bicycling difficult.
This tendency for ankles to roll inward is more common if you have flat feet. You can do the “wet test” to see if you have low arches. Place your foot in water and then step down on a flat surface; if you can see your entire footprint, you likely have flat feet and may experience overpronation problems.
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Overpronation problems are often treated with custom orthotics, shoe inserts that are made for your unique foot structure that help stabilize your foot and keep it from rolling inward too much. Now there is a new treatment offered at Adler Footcare called HyProCure that is actually a great alternative to custom orthotics. While custom orthotics are more of an outside temporary fix, HyProCure is an inside permanent fix.
HyProCure treatment is a minimally invasive procedure – which means it’s done by making a very small incision – that works by inserting a titanium stent in the small space between the heel bone and ankle bone to keep the ankle from rolling inward. The outpatient procedure is nearly pain-free and the patient is able to walk at all times during the healing process. The stent stops or decreases abnormal, excessive motion of the ankle that eliminates foot pain and helps secondary problems in the rest of the body causing you pain.
Adler Footcare is currently the only podiatrist in New York offering HyProCure treatment and consults regularly with the inventor of the process. Contact us for a free consultation. We believe feet shouldn’t hurt and neither should their treatment.