Over-Pronation is a common and damaging medical problem. Pronation is a turning outward of the foot at the ankle, so that one has a tendency to walk on the inner border of the foot.
The most common reason for foot problems is due to Over-Pronation.
Flat Feet (also known as pes planus) is a condition where the foot lacks an arch on the inside. It is a very common condition as almost all children start out with little or no arch. Most kids eventually develop a normal arch; however, often people grow to maturity without the development of a normal arch. Full Story
Morton’s Neuroma occurs in a nerve in the foot, often between the third and fourth toes. The condition involves a thickening of the tissue around one of the nerves leading to the toes. A neuroma is caused by repeated friction and pressure on the nerve, which in turn causes the nerve to scar and become thicker. The result is numbness, tingling, or burning between the toes. Pain or burning also may shoot backwards up the foot into the leg.
Plantar Fasciitis is a very common medical condition causing heel and foot pain in adults. Those suffering from this foot condition experience symptoms of heel pain that is usually most severe first thing in the morning. Plantar Fasciitis is a predominant cause of heel pain, most often referred to as a heel spur.
Iliotibial Band Syndrome is one of the most common causes of knee pain in runners. IT Band Syndrome is caused when the knee becomes inflammed during training sessions or from over-use. Sometimes, over-pronation of the foot (turning downward or inward) may cause pain on the lateral (outer) side of the knee, lateral thigh, or lateral hip, known as IT Band Syndrome. The degree of discomfort can range from a dull aching to a sharp stabbing pain, and it is usually not localized but covers a large area. Full Story