The impact of pronation
Walking correctly helps minimise the strain and pressure on knees, heels and the lower back. Each step is made up of different movements: the heel touches the ground first, then the foot is lowered down, the heel lifts up, the toes push against the ground and lift the body up. After the heel touches the ground the foot rotates inwards – this movement is called pronation and if you over-pronate this can gradually lead to the flattening of the foot and misalignment of joints.
How to prevent pronation
To correct over-pronation and successfully distribute pressure and strain we recommend the use of orthotics and inserts, or special biomechanically designed shoes. Our range of Scholl Orthaheel inserts correct the posture and alignment of foot which may help provide relief from associated pain in the heels and knees.