Pronation is a normal function of the foot. It is the inward motion between the ankle bone and outward motion of the rest of the foot bones, which occurs naturally when the foot hits the ground and weight is applied. Pronation is a good thing; it cushions the foot and the entire body during the walking cycle. It keeps the foot and the ankles protected from hard impact and an uneven ground surface below.
Overpronation or hyperpronation occurs when too much pronation is present – in other words, when the inward motion is excessive and goes past the healthy point necessary for its intended functions. This excessive motion is caused by a misalignment between the ankle bone and the hindfoot bones, called talotarsal displacement. It creates an imbalance of forces and weight distribution in the foot that propagates throughout the entire body and causes repetitive damage to joints, ligaments and bone structures.
Overpronation can affect people of all ages and it is particularly problematic for patients with high levels of activity and exercise because the unbalanced strain and excessive forces can cause serious damage with every step taken. This problem is present at birth and it does not resolve on its own. It is an internal condition caused by partial talotarsal dislocation and it can only be properly corrected by internally stabilizing the ankle bone on the hindfoot bones.
HyProCure® is a minimally invasive internal solution that can permanently and instantly resolve talotarsal dislocation, and therefore correct overpronation by restoring normal levels of motion in the foot.