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AMOUNT OF PRONATION CONTROL IS VERY IMPORTANT TO RUNNERS

Analyzing the roll of the foot remains standard practice among fitness and medical professionals in the belief it will lead to a better shoe fit and fewer injuries. "When it comes to shoe choice, the amount of pronation control is extremely important," said Dr. Jane Andersen, a podiatrist in private practice in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. "Some people need more than others. It can cause a lot of problems if you have the wrong one."

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Dr. Jane Andersen

Andersen, a runner herself, and past president of the American Association for Women Podiatrists, said the number one  cause of the overuse injuries she sees, from stress fractures to tendonitis to plantar fasciitis (heel pain), is shoes that are worn out or the wrong fit.

Source:  Dorene Internicola, Reuters

Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.

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