This is something that I write about a lot and debate about a lot on social media. It is something that I do not like writing about. It is something that I should not have to write about. It is something that just will not go away. The myths keep on being perpetuated. It does get boring and tiresome.
‘Overpronation’ is a meaningless nonsensical term. It is mostly used by people suffering from the Dunning-Kruger effect who want to pretend that they know what they are talking about when they clearly have no clue. Pronation is normal. We have no idea what is “over” or abnormal. It used to be considered a big risk factor but it was so poorly defined that we really have no idea.
Over at Running Research Junkie, I wrote about:
‘Overpronation’ … the quack is strong in this one …
The nonsensical understanding of ‘overpronation’
Risk of Injury From ‘Pronation’
Over at Its a Foot Captain, I summarized it as Pronation Mythology and even posted about it on the company blog and laughed at memes on it.
One does get frustrated with not a day going by in which I come across someone talking about “overpronation” in a nonsensical way. When I get time, I will finish on the PodiaPaedia page on overpronation for a ‘fair and balanced; view (as that is the purpose of that website).
Please: it is time for all this to stop (though I know my pleas are not going to make any difference)