Weak ankles seem to mean different things to different people
Some people think of Fallen Arches - Over Pronation - Ankles that lean dramatically inward.
Most think of Supination - Ankles that lean outward and easily sprain.
I have been wearing your Posture Control Insoles for over two years. I work as a registered nurse doing twelve hour shifts, which can be very tiring on my feet. These insoles have made my feet much less tired and achy, which in turn makes me days off more enjoyable too.
Some people complain about their ankles rolling inward so the arch and foot collapses. That’s traditional over pronation, and if that’s your complaint, you know it causes all kinds of pain from head to toe often starting with achy, tired feet. ProKinetics takes care of that.
But ProKinetics handles Supination too!
From our experience most people complaining about weak ankles have ankles that tend to lean outward when they walk, especially between heel strike and mid stance. It is natural for most people to strike the ground on the posterior lateral part of the heel, but if you consciously or sub-consciously compensate for over pronation, instead of relaxing and allowing the foot to pronate, your calf muscles tighten up and hold the ankle in a supinated posture. That leaves your ankles unguarded and easy to injure from the slightest bump on the ground.
For the first time in 33 years the whole of my sole feels the ground - not just the outside edge!!! I'm so excited! My 1st metatarsal is finally in contact and bearing weight! When I sit (as I am now) my feet are usually tilted out so only the outer edge bears weight, but now I'm naturally putting all the sole down - wow!!
Pronation in disquise
What makes supination unique from over pronation, aside from the ankle tilting in the opposite direction, is that supination is not a structural condition. It is a neuromuscular compensation that occurs in response to over pronation. 60% of people who structurally over pronate, consciously or sub-consciously try to correct for it by shifting weight to the outside of their feet.
Since the root cause of supination is structural over-pronation, the solution is to make your sub-conscious brain stop trying to compensate for it. ProKinetics does that by arresting your over pronation.
The traditional solutions to this problem range from arch support orthotics to lateral heel wedges, but you'll find there is a better and simpler solution you can try right now.
The ProKinetics solution you can easily try yourself?
This will probably seem entirely illogical to you - Placing a pad underneath the inside of the foot to make it lean inward?? But, remember, stopping over pronation stops the supination. The foot mechanics test linked at the bottom of the page will make it perfectly logical.
If you have an old mouse pad or a 3/16th in thick felt pad, cut out a rectangle for each foot and tape them under and behind the big toes as the picture illustates. Be sure they do not infringe on the area behind the second toes, because that will feel like a wadded up sock in your shoes. Try it, love it and when you have convinced yourself that it works, get a pair of ProKinetics® Insoles or MicroLifts™.
For as long as I can remember, I have had to guard my ankles. For some reason, if I didn't constantly pay attention stepping off a curb or going for a hike, my ankles would easily roll. I've only had one bad sprain, but I would like to be able to relax and just go for a walk. The orthotics that tried to force my ankles in were terrible to wear. I'm glad I was persistent and finally found you on the internet. I have noticed my shoes are not wearing so hard on the outside heel, and I feel like I'm walking like a normal person again. I can see my surroundings instead of just the trail.
The first step is to check your foot mechanics
It's quick and easy and it will show you if your foot mechanics is the cause of your Weak Ankles.