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Ankle Pronation

DEFINITION

A condition in which the normal range of motion of the shock absorbing pronatory motion a heel strike is exceeded.

 

MECHANISM OF INJURY

Developmental overuse ankle instability with lengthening of postural connective tissue (ligament, tendon, muscle).  May be a genetic deformity.

 

SYMPTOMS

  • Knee pain.
  • Arch pain.
  • Backache pain.

 

SIGNS

  • Longitudinal and transverse arch loss and flattening.
  • Lateral deviation of the Archilles tendon during weightbearing (walking -   maximum 12 degrees eversion of calcaneus; running -  maximum 16 degrees      eversion)
  • Superior first and fifth metatarsal malposition.
  • Inferior second, third, and fourth metatarsal malposition.
  • Inferior tarsal malposition

TREATMENT

  • Manipulation of involved biomechanical subluxations.
  • Exercises to strengthen ankle, knee, and hip.
  • FirmFlex Plus orthotics.

 

THERAPEUTIC EXERCISES

             Ankle Series Excercises.

PREVENTATIVE MEASURES

  1. Gait monitoring and correction.
  2. Control abnormal pronation with FirmFlex Plus orthotics.     

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