The way that your body moves is dependent on the subtalar joint, which is a tri-planar joint near the ankle. It serves to pronate and supinate the foot. Pronation helps the weight-bearing joints (feet, ankles, knees, hips & lower back) to absorb shock, while supination aids in support and stability. To have an efficient gait cycle, small amounts of pronation and supination are needed. Most commonly, people tend to have feet that excessively pronate, but there is a small percentage that excessively supinate as well - and an even smaller percentage of the population that have feet that work perfectly.
At Jill Hunter Podiatry, we can provide you with the right orthotics that would not only control the degree of movement in the subtalar joint, but also help your body to move more efficiently. There are plenty of perks to be reaped from the usage of custom orthotics offered by Jill Hunter Podiatry:
- Improved muscle equilibrium
- Alleviation of pain in the feet and knees
- Reduced hip and lower back pain
- Better body posture
- Less chances of arthritis development and deformity