Over-pronation, or flat feet, is a common biomechanical problem that occurs in the walking or running process when a person's arch collapses upon weight bearing. Over-pronation is very prominent in people who have flexible, flat feet where the framework of the foot begins to collapse, causing the foot to flatten and adding stress to other parts of the foot. This motion can cause extreme stress or inflammation on the plantar fascia, potentially causing severe discomfort and leading to other foot problems like plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, metatarsalgia, post-tib tendonitis and bunions.
Often people with flat feet do not experience discomfort immediately, and some never suffer from any discomfort at all. However, when symptoms develop and become painful, walking becomes awkward and causes increased strain on the feet and calves.
Over-pronation can be treated conservatively with non-surgical treatments like over-the-counter orthoses and properly fitting footwear. Orthotics should be designed with appropriate arch support and medial rear foot posting. Footwear should provide a firm heel counter for extra support and stability. When the Shoe Fits can assist you with properly fitting footwear and orthotics to give you the support that you need.
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When The Shoe Fits is a full-service men's and women's shoe store and pedorthic center. At When the Shoe Fits, we use pedorthics - the design, manufacture, modification and fit of footwear and orthotics - to work with our customers, help alleviate their discomfort and solve their unique foot problems. We feature a broad selection of high-quality comfort footwear from many of the world’s premium comfort brands. We also specialize in providing professional shoe fitting and foot care, which can include custom and over-the-counter shoe inserts, as well as pedorthic services including the use of foot scanning technology.
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We're foot experts! Most people at some time in their life will have some type of foot pain. From simple blisters and calluses to chronic foot pain from tendonitis, plantar facilities, or a host of other conditions, our Certifies Pedorthists and expers staff can help.
Common Foot Issues
Are foot problems widespread?
Seventy-five percent of Americans will experience foot health problems of varying degrees of severity at one time or another in their lives.