Pronation is a normal part of our gait (the way we walk), and it comprises three movements: Dorsiflexion, Eversion, and Abduction.
Dorsiflexion is the upward movement of the foot, Eversion describes the foot rolling in, and Abduction is “out toeing,” meaning your toes are moving away from the midline of your body.
When these three motions are extreme or excessive pronation results. Excessive pronation is very common in people who have flexible flat feet.
Flatfoot, or (Pes Planus), is a condition that causes collapse of the arch during weight bearing. This flattening puts stress on the plantar fascia and the bones of the foot, resulting in pain and further breakdown.
By wearing an Ankle Compression Band like ours from Boundr, the ankle is better supported and can help to align the foot, heel, and arch into proper positioning for foot mechanics. The result is two-fold. First, you will feel immediate relief while walking and exercising because your foot will be supported properly.
Secondly, by wearing a Compression Ankle Band like ours from GoBoundr.com, people with Excessive Pronation, will help your arch to begin to heal because its helping to correct your posture. Over time, your flat feet will be able to absorb shock better, respond to normal use, and give you less and less pain.