The Coach's Corner

August 24, 2020

Causes and Solutions to Duck Feet

The three common causes of overpronated feet are overactive external rotators, weak internal rotators, and collapsed arches. A tight piriformis crossing over the hip can externally rotate the thigh and cause the knee and ankle to adopt compensatory patterns that lead to unstable feet. Weak adductors lead to a muscle imbalance where the adductors become overactive and cause overpronation. Arches of the feet play an essential role in shock absorption and propulsion during running and jumping movements because they act as a springboard for the motion.