What is pronation?

Pronation refers to the turning inward of ankles and dropping of the arch while standing, walking, or running. Pronation is natural, however overpronation can cause problems, pain or injuries. This can happen in individuals with flat feet, as well as other individuals when the hips, calves and foot muscles start to tire.

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