Pronation differences

Hello doctor,

I would just like to clarify if there is any difference in the degree or let’s say the pronation of the left and right foot?
I seem to notice that the wear and tear of my running shoes is more on the outside part of my left shoe as compared to the right. And i seem to notice also that as i run, my right knee seem to sway inward especially if my legs seem tired already from the long runs while my left doesn’t. In short, it seems my left foot is supinator but my right foot is overpronator. I never had a consultation yet but I was advised by PT to wear a stability shoes. Though it helps but still, i can’t still control the overpronation of the right foot. Thanks


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  1. Foot-com

    Hello Gio.

    Thank you for your question. Different wear pattern on shoes is definitely a sign of either altered biomechanics or assymetrical movement patterns. If you have not been assessed by a Podiatrist yet, I recommend getting a full biomechanical exam and ideally a running gait assessment.

    If you have tried stability shoes and still note quite a bit of pronation then I suggest also seeing a Podiatrist to see if custom orthotics may be beneficial. In some cases doing just physical therapy or strengthening can correct pronation and in others the custom orthotics are necessary. This can be discussed with your Podiatrist.

    I hope this helps!

    Dr. Emily Splichal
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