This sounds like you’ve got a supination issue rather than a pronation issue.
Over pronation is a much bandied about term, but it’s not about how much you pronate (foot rolls in) but how much control you do or don’t have over it. Pronation is normal and necessary, but not enough control can mean that your foot becomes excessively mobile.
Supination is the same, in reverse! Supination is rolling out. When your heel hits the ground, your foot is in a supinated (or rolled out) position. Normally the foot now rolls in (pronates) to help take out the ground reaction force. As you walk over your foot and prepare to push off your big toe, the foot re supinates and stiffens the foot for propulsion.
This makes me think that you don’t roll in very much because your foot is too stiff, you’re stuck in a supinated position and you take your entire load on the outside of your foot.
You’ll need to have a shoe that has lots of cushioning and is very neutral. You want to encourage movement, not limit of control it. Sorbothane insoles may also help.
Lots of calf stretches, not necessarily to increase calf length but to improve mobility and motion of your foot and ankle joint. Rolling your foot on a can may also help with foot mobility.
Posted: 23/11/2012 at 14:06