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what pronation

Pronation in anatomy is a rotational movement of the forearm (at the radioulnar joint) or foot (at the subtalar and talocalcaneonavicular joints). Pronation of the foot refers to how the body distributes weight as it cycles through the gait. Types of pronation include neutral pronation, underpronation (supination), and overpronation.

Neutral pronation

An individual who neutrally pronates initially strikes the ground on the lateral side of the heel.

Overpronation

As with a neutral pronator, an individual who overpronates initially strikes the ground on the lateral side of the heel. An overpronator does not absorb shock efficiently.

Underpronation ( supination)

An individual who underpronates also initially strikes the ground on the lateral side of the heel.

An individual who underpronates tends to wear down their running shoes on the lateral (outside) side of the shoe towards the rear of the shoe in the heel area.

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