Overpronation is generally caused by flat, very flexible feet.
Sometimes, people are born with flat feet. However, there are also conditions and situations that can increase a person’s chances of developing flat feet or weakened arches, which can lead to overpronation.
These conditions and situations include:
- being pregnant
- being overweight or obese
- taking part in any activity, such as running, that involves repeatedly striking the foot on a hard surface for an extended period
Did you know?
When supination and pronation refer to your feet, it's a little more complicated. Both terms involve your gait and howe your weight is distributed as you walk or run.
Supination means that when you walk, your weight tends to be more on the outside of your foot.
Pronation means that when you walk, your weight tends to be more on the inside of your foot.
An easy way to remember the difference is that supination has the term "up" in it.