Overpronation and Associated Foot Problems
Posted by Jessymeshak on January 23rd, 2020
The most common cause is stress that is placed on the plantar fascia. I want you to understand that the condition is not a disease or something you catch. What happens is a physical change takes place in the foot which causes stretching of the plantar fascia and eventually causes tears. There are many reasons for this including sprain/strains of the ankles, repetitive stress, weakened ligaments and age to name a few.
The other cause is direct trauma to the fascia itself. This is relatively uncommon and depending upon the severity usually has a good outcome along with treatment focused on healing. One or more bones of the foot move out of place physically stretching the fascia. The most common I see is the heel bone calcaneus slides backwards and outwards. The plantar fascia attaches to the calcaneus and due to it moving out of place it stretches the fascia. Overtime with standing, walking and running small tears develop in the fascia. If the dysfunction continues other bones will move out of place and cause ankle pain, toe pain or pain in the ball of the foot.
When our foot strikes the ground during walking the forces push it in the opposite direction. This is not a problem for a foot with strong healthy ligaments and tendons. An ankle with weakened tendons and ligaments cannot overcome these heel strike forces and the calcaneus is slowly pushed out of place.
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