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Pronation (Dropped Arch)

Signs or Symptoms

Pain or chronic ache in the ankle. Instability when walking. Frequent ankle sprains.

Description

Over-pronation is a common biomechanical problem that occurs in the walking process when your arch collapses on weight bearing. This causes inflammation of the plantar fascia, causing severe discomfort and leading to other foot problems.

Causes

Obesity, pregnancy or repetitive pounding on a hard surface can weaken the arch leading to dropping of the arch.

Standard Treatment

Orthotics are fitted to correct the dropping of the arch.

AK Approach

The muscles of the foot and ankle are evaluated for proper function. Corrections are aimed at normalizing the muscle functioning of the foot. Therapy is then aimed at strengthening the ligaments and muscles of the foot and the need for orthotic support. Nutritional therapies aimed at increasing factors that would lead to relaxing the muscles and reducing any inflammation is considered.

Other lifestyle modifications are used to prevent or minimize exacerbating the condition. A specific program for your needs is created.

Our Location

19 Center St. | Chatham, NJ 07928

Office Hours

Our General Schedule

Monday:

Closed

Tuesday:

9:00am - 7:00pm

Wednesday:

2:00pm - 7:00pm

Thursday:

9:00am - 7:00pm

Friday:

10:00am - 2:00pm

Saturday:

8:00am - 1:00pm

Sunday:

Closed