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What is pronation?

Rick Olderman
Physical Therapy
Pronation is a rotational movement typically associated with the forearm and hand as well as the foot. Pronation of the foot occurs when the arch of the foot drops down closer to the floor. This is a natural occurrence during walking but in some people, the arch remains down; this is referred to as a pronated foot.
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Hip and knee pain are often a result of poor pelvic muscle performance in combination with poor walking habits. This combination creates tracking problems in the hip socket or excessive rotation at...
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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