RUNNING INJURY BLOG - HAVE YOU EVER BEEN TOLD THAT YOU
by Guy Rogers, Lead Physiotherapist & Running Expert.
Many runners present to our clinic having been previously diagnosed as an “overpronator”. Pronation is simply a motion – an observation, but all too often is provided as a label or a diagnosis. I often find that these individuals present with negative connotations towards overpronation as they have been told that they need to correct it. Which of course some footwear retailers would argue can be achieved with a particular trainer.
The key to understanding pronation and what constitutes overpronation lies in being able to look at the wider picture.
Think of this.. If you are an “over pronater” this may be causing your pain but is it more likely that your foot is trying its hardest to compensate for where the real problem lies, maybe at the hip or knee?
Therefore whilst the pain may be in the foot the root cause may be elsewhere.. and unless you find the root cause your problem will continue to recur again and again, maybe in 12 weeks or 12 months but if you continue to run I’m sorry to say it will come back.
Accurately identify the injured anatomical structure (formulate a diagnosis) and then establishing why it happened (root cause) is the key to pain free running.”
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