Can orthotics help with overpronation?


Although overpronation alone doesn’t necessarily mean you need custom orthotics—sometimes a new pair of shoes or a new running style is sufficient—orthotics have been shown to be effective in significantly reducing pain and injury risk for many who overpronate.

For example, a full-contact flexible orthotic that follows the contours of your sole can help prevent your feet from rolling too far outward when you step. That sets off a chain reaction of biomechanical improvements, keeping your ankles, knees, and hips in better alignment. When your body is aligned better, you can run longer without pain and soreness and lessen your risk for conditions like stress fractures and shin splints.

If you have recurring pain or soreness in your feet, call Victoria L. Melhuish, DPM in Carson City or Gardnerville, NV today. We pride ourselves on providing the best foot and ankle care in Northern Nevada, and look forward to seeing you! You can reach us through this website, or by dialing (775) 783-8037.