Over Pronation or Hyper Pronation of the Foot

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Pronation is the movement of the subtalar joint of the foot (between the talus and calcaneus) into:

  • Eversion (turning the sole outwards)
  • Dorsiflexion (pointing the toes upwards) and
  • Abduction (pointing the toes out to the side)


The problem with pronation is when it is excessive, here the term overpronation (or hyper-pronation) is used. This is quite a common problem and can lead to a number of injuries, especially in runners, including:


With over pronation the foot is rolling in. This causes the lower leg to turn inwards which puts the knee and hip out of alignment, ultimately causing pain or discomfort.

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Have your questions about over-pronation of the footanswered by Dr. Michael Horowitz by calling 604-737-3668 or by filling out the form below. He will respond promptly.

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