Many avid runners have never heard the term supination, which refers to an underpronation foot-positioning issue that often stems from high arches. However, if your feet and ankles tend to role outward when you run, you can quickly develop repetitive pain and foot injuries.
Here are seven things every runner should know about foot positioning…
1. What is Supination?
Foot supination, or underpronation, is a term that often becomes bothersome to runners with high-arched feet. When feet underpronate, they tend to roll outward so the majority of weight is placed on the outer edge of the foot.
The stress and excess weight placed on the outer edge of the food, mainly on the pinky side, as well as the outer ankle can be troublesome for runners or any athlete performing impactful exercise.