Leg fatigue is devoted to one of the most common patient complaints encountered by practitioners of adult medicine, and one that frequently presents the initial examining physician with a diagnostic conundrum. Few internists, primary care physicians, emergency room physicians, or medical or surgical subspecialists are thoroughly familiar with the neurologic, orthopedic, immunologic, and vascular causes of leg fatigue, and help from the literature requires access to multiple texts from diverse medical and surgical specialties.
Lower leg fatigue may be induced through foot pronation. Pronation of the foot causes a general muscle imbalance to occur. As your feet pronate, your leg is no longer aligned properly, so your leg and foot muscles must work harder to give you the support usually provided by your bones. The muscles fatigue, causing pain and discomfort. Your feet are your foundation. Without a good foundation, the other joints and muscle groups in your body suffer. Therefore, leg fatigue may be directly related to pronated feet.