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By Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama
April 11, 2017
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Flat Feet   over pronation  

Everyone has their own foot print that gets left behind in the sand. What does yours look like?

Over pronation happens when your heels roll too much towards the inside of your foot while Under pronation happens when your foot rolls outward; Both cause problems and change the way your foot hits the ground as you walk. This foot print tells us what you need to correct your walk and alleviate your pain. 

If your foot print appears to be longer with your toes at the end, you have flat feet from over pronation and can correct it in time by consulting Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama. In the meantime, here are some suggested exercises you can use to correct this condition.

Towel curl can be done anywhere and all you need is a towel. Lay the towel on the floor and curl it towards you using only your toes. Spread the towel back out and do it 10 more times. If you would like to increase the intensity you can put a weight at the end of the towel.

Golf ball roll starts by rolling a golf ball under both feet between your feet for 60 seconds. If you hit a point where you feel pain you need to pause for 10 seconds and massage the area that is causing you pain. 

Calf raises are good for increasing muscle strength. Place both feet a shoulders width apart and point your toes forward. Lift onto your toes repeatedly 12 times for 3 sets. You can hold free weight s to increase intensity. 

Pronate ball is simply placing a ball on the outside of your foot against a wall and press the foot outward in to the ball to strengthen the foot and ankle. Hold for 2 seconds and release for 10 sets.

Isometrics require placing a medium size ball between your feet and squeeze the ball, hold for 2 seconds, release and repeat 10 times. 

If you suffer from the pain associated with over pronation call our office and schedule an appointment to be evaluated.  We have four locations in Michigan; Dearborn, Farmington Hills, Trenton and Clarkston for your convenience. Make your foot print a healthy mark in the sand!

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