Over-pronation is the inward roll of the ankle during the gait cycle, loading stress onto the medial side of the foot. If left uncorrected, over-pronation can lead to painful foot conditions like plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, metatarsalgia, etc. Over-pronation can even lead to chronic pain in lower body joints further up the kinetic chain. But specialty shoes and products can help correct over-pronation to prevent and treat chronic foot and joint pain.
Comprehensive Pronation Correction
To correct over-pronation, specialty shoes must restrict the inward movement of the foot. There are a number of ways in which the foot may be stabilized, including:
- Stiff heel construction
A firm heel can discourage over-pronation at beginning of the gait cycle (heel strike).
Orthotics prevent ligaments from stretching beyond their normal threshold, which helps keep bones in the foot, ankle and lower leg in their natural position. Proper alignment encourages proper impact transfer along lateral side of the foot and evenly throughout the ball of the foot.
- Arch support
Arch supports help maintain the natural arch and provide some counterbalance to inward stress forces.
Most specialty shoes provide arch support and may have some rigid medial support. However, after-market orthotics are often needed for comprehensive over-pronation correction.
Z-CoiL® Pain Relief Footwear®, on the other hand, has everything you need for pronation correction built into the shoe:
- The Z-Orthotic™ provides rigid ligament support from the heel to the mid-foot.
- The spring-loaded heel can be adjusted to increase medial resistance and counterbalance medial-directed impact.
- Removable insoles allow you to customize arch support to fit your natural arch height.
Z-CoiLs are the only specialty shoe that provides comprehensive over-pronation correction without the need for any after-market products.
Chronic Pain Relief is Our Specialty
Z-CoiL shoes correct over-pronation and encourage natural joint alignment from the foot to the lower back. When the body is in balance, natural healing can begin.
If you have been suffering from chronic lower body joint pain, Z-CoiL Pain Relief Footwear may be the solution you’ve been looking for. Find out during a 30-day risk-free trial.
You can contact us to order Z-CoiLs that are pre-adjusted for over-pronation or find a Z-CoiL distributor who will adjust them in the store. If your shoes do not provide the gait correction and pain relief you expected, we’ll take them back, no questions asked. You’ve got nothing to lose but your pain!
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