Supination is when a foot strikes down on its lateral (outward) side. Supination causes an outward rotation of the hind foot, a lifting of the midfoot, and an inward sing of the forefoot. This condition is commonly associated with high arches, but is not limited to that foot type. Footwear wears along the lateral side of the shoe.
Lack of proper shock absorption and excessive supination can result in frequent ankle sprains, peroneal tendonitis, tailor’s bunion, excessive callousing, foot, knee and back pain as well as iliotibial band syndrome.
Shoes with a sturdy foundation offer a broad, total-contact outsole that disperses body weight over a larger surface area. These shoes will offer a deeper, fuller fit, an extra-firm midsole that resists breakdown and total-contact outsoles. A motion control insole can add structure to the footbed and help shoes to resist breaking down. A lateral wedge is designed to build-up the lateral side to help counteract outward rolling motions.
Custom orthoses are often recommended by doctors when over-the-counter solutions don’t work. Our certified pedorthists can fill your medical professional’s prescription for custom orthoses and support your doctor’s recovery plan.