A Pronated foot is one that appears flat when standing.
Three components of pronated feet are:
The pronated foot is best treated with custom foot orthotics designed to lift the arches and keep the heel square to the ground. They are usually of rigid or semi-rigid construction.
A Supinated foot is one that appears high arched when standing.
Three observations are made:
The supinated foot is best treated with custom foot orthotics designed to reduce the pressure on the heel and ball of the foot area. They are usually of semi-rigid construction with extra cushioning.
Foot orthotics [F.O.] are devices that are placed inside the shoes. They can be rigid, semi-rigid and soft. Ankle-foot orthotics [A.F.O.] are devices that attach to the foot and ankle and are used with shoes. AFO’s and F.O.’s can be used to correct or maintain alignment, rest or cushion the feet.