Overpronation

‘Overpronation’ is a term you see bandied about lot by runners, running writers and running shoe retailers. It is supposed tobe the way in which a running shoe is given to a runner. It is the motion in which the foot rolls inwards at the ankle joint and is supposed to be associated with a lot of running injuries. The more a foot pronates, the more supportive the running shoe is supposed to be.

The only problem with this is that so much nonsense get written about overpronation and everyone is an expert!. Most of those writing about it have such a superficial understanding of it and advocates one size fits all approach to treat it, which is destined to fail. There is no one way to treat it and to advocate one approach over another could be detrimental to the runner. If you have ‘overpronation’ make sure you see someone who knows what they are talking about and read this.