If you’re a runner or have foot pain, you may have been told that you over (or under) pronate. And you may have also been sold a highly engineered shoe or arch support to help.

And while for some this may resolve the pain, for others, it’s just a bandaid.

But what exactly do pronation and supination of the foot and ankle even mean? Is it a bad thing? Or totally normal part of movement that we need?

Hint: it’s the latter

In today’s episode, we’re putting on our Body Detective caps to learn more about pronation and supination, why it’s not necessarily a bad thing, and how building foot and lower leg strength will be a more effective (and cheaper) alternative to fancy sneakers.

Plus, I’m also sharing the connection between low back pain, pronation and walking – which you’ll be pleased to know, is an easier fix than you might think!

So whether you have foot pain (or not), flat feet, high arches, or anything in between – today’s episode is for you.

A little bit every day is enough to maintain your body so you can forget about soreness, tension and pain. Movement Mavens is the only program of it’s kind that not only teaches you how to maintain your body and move well, but also helps you craft your personalized plan so you can build sustainable strength, consistently. Learn more now at www.aewellness.com/mavens

 What you’ll lean from this episode:

  • What pronation and supination of the foot actually means
  • If you need special shoes or arch supports to change it
  • The connection between pronation, walking, and back pain
  • And the best exercises to help you move better and feel better

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