Shoe Insoles for Overpronation: How to Select the Best

Posted on November 30, 2015 by ryozwiak There have been 0 comments

Overpronation is the outward turning the foot at the heel. The arch of the foot flattens as the foot rolls inward. Overpronated feet weaken the tendons and cause an imbalance to shock absorption when walking or running. The result can be painful inflammation, shin splints, Achilles Tendonitis, fatigue, ankle sprains and foot cramps.Shoe Insoles for Overpronation

If you suspect that your feet suffer from overpronation, see your physician for a thorough examination to confirm the diagnosis. Twisted heels from overpronation are painful and may reduce the quality of an active lifestyle.

Finding the Best Shoe Insoles for Overpronation

Overpronation, is when the feet roll inward and the arch of the foot flattens. If you stand behind a person with overpronated feet, you will see the heel twisted out and appear to lay sideways. To correct this problem, the foot should have the support of an orthotic to bring it back to balance. Feet without inserts for overpronation, may suffer from a host of other foot injuries from walking and running over time.

If you suspect your pain is from overpronation, see your doctor for a full exam and confirm the diagnosis. Visit the RXSorbo website to learn more about arch supports and other details about overpronated feet. Firm shoe insoles can help restore walking balance and reduce inflammation from overpronation.

Steps to Selecting Shoe Insoles

  1. Visit our website at
  2. Click on the "insoles" tab at the top of the page.
  3. Choose a category / activity that best describes your day-to-day activities, especially if you think those are irritating your condition.
  4. Order your insoles, and give them a test.

More Information about Overpronation:

According to the University of California, San Francisco:

When a foot and ankle pronates to a great degree, we call it over-pronation. Normally you can see the Achilles Tendon run straight down the leg into the heel. If the foot is over-pronated, the tendon will run straight down the leg, but when it lies on the heel it will twist outward. This makes the inner ankle bone much more prominent than the outer ankle bone.

Research in support of orthotics

One study found that using soft, corrective orthotics was more effective in reducing pain than a traditional exercise program. Another project involving a running club determined that 75% of those using orthotics eliminated or greatly reduced pain in the feet, ankles, shins, knees and hips.

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