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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Simple Shoe Modification for Supinators

The 2 photos below show a 1/4 inch wedge placed into the heel midsole to re-level a shoe that is beginning to break down due to over supination (the motion of spraining your ankle). This can be accomplished by a local shoe repair shop although bring in the photos. Many of my patients are in great shoes, but they just do not have enough stability in this area. This rolling out motion of the heel is also called lateral instability. The shoe wedge gives a strong resistance to that motion. If done correctly, you should never feel like you then roll your feet inward (the opposite motion of over pronation). You want to resist supination, but not become a pronator.

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