pronation

noun
pro·na·tion | \prō-ˈnā-shən \

Definition of pronation 

1 : rotation of the hand and forearm so that the palm faces backwards or downwards

2 : rotation of the medial bones in the midtarsal region of the foot inward and downward so that in walking the foot tends to come down on its inner margin

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pronate \ˈprō-ˌnāt \ verb

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Risks for Achilles tendinopathy include weak calf muscles, increased or decreased dorsiflexion — backward bending — of the foot, and excessive pronation, the inward or outward roll of the foot. Mari A. Schaefer, Philly.com, "For Achilles injuries, 'everyone is vulnerable'," 8 Sep. 2017 Asics has a good overview of what to look for to determine your pronation type. Don Melanson, Popular Mechanics, "How to Find the Best Running Shoe For You," 20 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of pronation

1657, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for pronation

pronate, from Late Latin pronatus, past participle of pronare to bend forward, from Latin pronus

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pronation

noun
pro·na·tion | \prō-ˈnā-shən \

Medical Definition of pronation 

: rotation of an anatomical part towards the midline: as

a : rotation of the hand and forearm so that the palm faces backwards or downwards

b : rotation of the medial bones in the midtarsal region of the foot inward and downward so that in walking the foot tends to come down on its inner margin

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