Supination is a common health condition whereby the angles of the feet or ankles are slightly curved inward. It’s a much more common condition than you might have thought, and it’s commonly seen as a repetitive strain injury in people who spend a lot of time on their feet, or take a lot of strain to their ankles – this can include waiters, competitive runners, parachutists and sometimes even ballet dancers who have seen too much strain to their feet
If you suffer from supination, it’s best to correct the condition as soon as you can using small lifestyle changes – if not, the condition can degenerate to the point where it requires a strict combination of surgery and these lifestyle changes to fix.
Symptoms can be an obvious curve, or they can sometimes be more subtle than this.
Here are 8 signs that you might suffer from the supination of the feet.
1. Inflammation of the Knee
Signs that you have inflammation of the knee are usually easy to spot: The knee will be painful, swollen and sometimes red – this can be worsened by stepping on the knee, and some might even find that getting out of a warm bath and stepping on the knee worsens the inflammation and changes it to a throbbing or stabbing pain instead.
If you have any kind of knee inflammation, it’s important to track down the root cause: Sometimes it can be dietary factors, such as acidic foods that are causing gout. Other times it can be because of other factors that put strain on the knee, like a knee injury, sprain or commonly supination of the feet.
When it’s due to supination of the feet, it’s the foot and ankle imbalance causing the inflammation of the knee – and correcting the supination will usually help the inflammation to go down, too.