Football Pronation Injuries
Pronation related injuries are a common occurrence in football. Pronation is the inward roll of the foot when it strikes the ground, and it is a natural movement that helps to absorb shock and protect the joints. However, too much pronation can lead to problems such as plantar fasciitis, shin splints, and ankle sprains.
People often use the term overpronation or describe their foot as being flat or flat footed.
There are several injuries that are related to foot pronation, and they are not always in the foot. Some of the most common injuries associated with pronation include:
- Plantar fasciitis
- Shin splints
- Ankle sprains
- Knee pain
- Hip pain
There are a number of factors that can contribute to pronation related injuries in football, including:
- Poor foot mechanics
- Weak foot muscles
- Tight hamstrings and calves
- Poor running technique
If you are a football player and you are experiencing recurring injuries, there are a number of things you can do to help prevent them. These include:
- Wearing proper shoes
- Stretching your foot and ankle muscles
- Strength training
- Improving your running technique
If you are already experiencing injuries, there are a number of things you can do to help treat them. These include:
- Resting the injured area
- Applying ice
- Using compression
- Using elevation
- Taking over-the-counter pain relievers
At the Buchanan Clinic, we have extensive experience in treating football-related injuries from 5-a-side players to professional players.
By taking the necessary steps to prevent and treat injuries, you can help to keep yourself healthy and on the football field.
How can the Buchanan Clinic help?
At the Buchanan Clinic, we specialise in orthotic devices and insoles. Our experienced clinicians will perform a detailed assessment and advise you if they feel insoles would help your condition. If not, they will advise you of suitable treatments.
What kind of insoles can you provide?
From our time working with Scottish premier league players, we have a unique understanding of the needs of football players and football boots.
We can provide football-specific modular and custom-made insoles designed to get you back to playing as soon as possible.
Any other tips?
Here are some additional tips to help prevent injuries:
- Warm up before playing football.
- Gradually increase your activity level.
- Listen to your body and rest when you are feeling pain.
- Wear supportive shoes when you are not playing football.
- Maintain a healthy weight.
- Eat a balanced diet.
- Stay hydrated.
By following these tips, you can help to reduce your risk of developing injuries and stay healthy and active.