Runners who supinate are not running with
the correct running
action and this needs correcting. Without
correction the runner is not running to their potential and they will get particular
injuries that supination causes. Fortunately there is a running shoe that can correct the
problem. Here we tell you about supination, what happens when you
do it and the shoe that corrects it.
Supination in the foot is what happens
run, the heel
strikes the ground and the foot is supposed to rotate inward to
absorb shock and help the runner push off from
the font of the foot. With supination there is very little rotation and the weight stays along the outer edge of the foot.
This is not an efficient running action, it takes more effort
to run supinating and can cause injuries that relate to shock along the foot and the lower leg. Shin splints early on during long runs are likely as are ankle strains. Runners who supinate tend to have a foot type that causes them to run this way.
Supinating runners tend to have high arched feet
The high arch discourages the rotation required in
a normal running action. The foot will naturally land with the weight
on the outer part of the foot and the weight continues along that path.
The footprint with a high arched runner will be like that on
the left, there is little of the foot touching the ground on the
The supination may be
noticed even when high arched runner is
walking, there may be wear on the outside of the sole of their
normal footwear. It is essential this is looked at especially with running shoes
to determine if supination is happening. Fortunately a particular type of
running shoe can correct most of these problems.
They need cushioned running shoes
Cushioned running shoes help cure the
that's occurring. Even with a high arch these shoes have features that cure the
problems including the injuries that can occur. They are specially designed to do this
with many features built in.
The shoe will be more flexible to
encourage the foot to rotate instead of supinate for a more natural running
motion. The shoe has more cushioning features in
the upper and sole to help ease the pounding the outer edge of the foot receives
in runners of this type. Overall if you have these problems you will find cushioned running shoes an essential piece
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