02 Nov Overpronation – Accurate or out of date terminology?

Pronation is simply a description of a normal joint movement. Whilst this article is referring to this motion in the lower limb, it is worth remembering that pronation is not isolated to the lower limb; the upper limb can of course also pronate – this occurs at the distal radioulnar joint in the wrist (when checking your watch to see what the time is for example). At foot level, pronation is seen as a combination of abduction, eversion and dorsiflexion (when weightbearing) and this motion occurs primarily at the subtalar joint, which is the articulation between the talus and the calcaneum (heel bone).

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