Navigation Links
Shoes: A treatment for osteoarthritis in the knees?
Date:3/24/2010

ubject wore flips-flops or walked barefoot.

"Currently, knee braces and wedged orthotic shoe inserts are used to relieve the load on the knee joints of patients with osteoarthritis, but everyday footwear is also a factor to consider. The results in our study demonstrate that the reduction in load achieved with different footwear, from 11 to 15 percent, is certainly comparable to reduction in load with braces and shoe inserts ," Shakoor said.

According to Shakoor, several aspects of footwear affect the joint loading.

"Heel height is one factor, and may explain why the stability shoes and clogs in our study, both of which had higher heels, produced greater knee loads," Shakoor said.

"Stiffness is also a factor. We've shown in earlier studies that barefoot walking is associated with lower knee loads than walking with conventional footwear. It may be that the flexible movement of the bare foot is mechanically advantageous. The natural flex of the foot when it contacts the ground probably attenuates the impact on the joint, compared to the artificial 'stomping' movement created by a stiff-soled shoe."

In the present study, Shakoor said, flip-flops and the walking shoe were flat, flexible and lightweight and seemed to mimic the mechanics when walking with bare feet.

"Clogs and stability shoes, conventionally believed to provide appropriate cushioning and support, actually increased the loading on the knee joints, as opposed to shoes with less 'support,' flatter heels and more flexibility," Shakoor said.

Shakoor cautioned, however, that knee loading is not the only consideration in any clinical recommendations based on her study.

"For the elderly and infirm individuals, flip-flops could contribute to falls because of their loose-fitting design. Factors like these need to be taken into account," Shakoor said.


'/>"/>

Contact: Sharon Butler
Sharon_Butler@rush.edu
312-942-7816
Rush University Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. New Contact Lenses Could Improve Glaucoma Treatment
2. Doctors must collaborate so that patients get full benefit of tamoxifen treatment
3. What should be the goal of treatment in metastatic breast cancer?
4. Prostate Cancer Treatment Database Hits Milestone of 12,500
5. New York Sports Medicine Offers Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy For Treatment of Injury
6. BHR Pharma Statement on Brain Injury Awareness Month - Better Awareness, Treatment, Research Needed Now
7. Where Cancer Treatment Takes Place May Influence Outcome
8. New Mesothelioma Treatment Shows Promise
9. Bailout stenting successful treatment for infants with constricted aortas
10. Tampa Bay Vein Treatment and Cosmetic Dermatology Practice Using New Laser Technology Some Say is the Latest Breakthrough
11. Bench to bassinet program seeks congenital heart disease treatments
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/3/2015)... HealthPostures, a pioneering ergonomics company ... at the , May 5 - 7, 2015 Minnesota ... at the conference include its bestselling TaskMate sit stand ... the 6100 TaskMate Executive. Features of the 6100 TaskMate ... tray, extended platform work surface and supply holders. Weighing ...
(Date:5/2/2015)... 2015 “ ActOn ” was featured on ... look at the latest and coolest applications on the market ... AppWatch and technology expert, conducted the app review and shared ... with organizations to make a difference. , In this material ... things that aren’t about money, which is why those things ...
(Date:5/2/2015)... May 02, 2015 “ Peachtree Audio ... monthly Tech Report, which features the latest and coolest ... expert and special reporter for NewsWatch, conducted the review ... audio equipment. , Music is an important part ... be pampered and given the royal treatment. Peachtree Audio ...
(Date:5/2/2015)... (PRWEB) May 02, 2015 ZoomCare, the ... has submitted plans to offer its new healthcare insurance ... The ZOOM+ Personal Health Insurance System is the nation’s ... to enhance human performance. ZOOM+ Personal Health Insurance was ... delivery system that are subject to review and regulation ...
(Date:5/1/2015)... Farmington NY (PRWEB) May 01, 2015 ... world, will share the latest in their reclaimed wood ... (ICFF) at the Jacob Javits Center in NYC this ... Prairie Boards, will bring much anticipated texture and color ... “We've seen an explosion of texture and color in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:HealthPostures to Appear at the Minnesota Safety and Health Conference 2Health News:HealthPostures to Appear at the Minnesota Safety and Health Conference 3Health News:An Application to Help People Make a Difference Was Featured on NewsWatch Television 2Health News:Affordable High-End Audio Equipment was Featured on NewsWatch Television 2Health News:ZoomCare Applies to be on Oregon Exchange 2Health News:Intensely Textured Reclaimed Wood to be Unveiled at ICFF in NYC by Pioneer Millworks 2Health News:Intensely Textured Reclaimed Wood to be Unveiled at ICFF in NYC by Pioneer Millworks 3
... ... Makrolon® LD polycarbonate sheet for LED back lit sign faces at the 2010 International ... its presentation, “History and Evolution of Plastic Sign Faces,” as the latest technological step ... ...
... became ill with 2009 H1N1 influenza developed drug-resistant strains ... report doctors from the National Institute of Allergy and ... Health. Doctors who treat prolonged influenza infection should be ... may lead to drug-resistant virus, say the authors, and ...
... and survival rates don,t improve, study finds , FRIDAY, March ... breast has been treated for breast cancer does not ... be free of disease or live longer, new research has ... genes known as BRCA1 and BRCA2 -- have a much ...
... Act for ... ... puzzling at first, but there,s a crafty and creative way families can help people living with ... Seals to launch an in-store campaign and crafting event that asks customers to Act ...
... advanced tumors noted in study , FRIDAY, March 26 (HealthDay ... face a higher risk of developing the most aggressive types ... cause-and-effect relationship, a new study finds. , Researchers also don,t ... cancer than others. Overall, breast-feeding is thought to reduce the ...
... ... denture repair, Stirling Dental Laboratory, donates to local and national organizations to help individuals ... ... broken denture repair and services, continues its efforts in giving back to the ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:New Polycarbonate Sign Face Material Eliminates Hot Spots, Optimizes Light Uniformity in LED Back-Lit Signs 2Health News:New Polycarbonate Sign Face Material Eliminates Hot Spots, Optimizes Light Uniformity in LED Back-Lit Signs 3Health News:Rapid development of drug-resistant 2009 H1N1 influenza reported in 2 cases 2Health News:Rapid development of drug-resistant 2009 H1N1 influenza reported in 2 cases 3Health News:Preventive Mastectomy May Not Lower Risks 2Health News:A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts, Inc. Offers Creative Way to Help Easter Seals and Families Living with Autism 2Health News:A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts, Inc. Offers Creative Way to Help Easter Seals and Families Living with Autism 3Health News:Long-Term Breast-Feeding Tied to More Aggressive Cancers 2Health News:Stirling Dental Laboratory, Experts in Emergency Denture Repair Service, Gives Back to Community 2Health News:Stirling Dental Laboratory, Experts in Emergency Denture Repair Service, Gives Back to Community 3
(Date:4/30/2015)... Calif., April 30, 2015 Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... management solutions to healthcare systems, today announced results for ... GAAP results: Revenue for the first quarter of 2015 ... the first quarter of 2014, and down $5.3 million ... First quarter 2015 net income as reported in ...
(Date:4/30/2015)... VIEW, Calif. , April 30, 2015  IRIDEX ... will release its first quarter 2015 financial results after ...   In conjunction with the release, the Company will ... 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, ... the quarter and other business developments. Interested ...
(Date:4/30/2015)... -- Thoratec Corporation (NASDAQ: THOR ), a world leader ... restore failing hearts, said today it will participate in ... on Thursday, May 14. D. Keith ... an update on the company, beginning at 10:40 a.m., ... The presentation will be available through the conference ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Omnicell Announces First Quarter 2015 Results 2Omnicell Announces First Quarter 2015 Results 3Omnicell Announces First Quarter 2015 Results 4Omnicell Announces First Quarter 2015 Results 5Omnicell Announces First Quarter 2015 Results 6Omnicell Announces First Quarter 2015 Results 7Omnicell Announces First Quarter 2015 Results 8Omnicell Announces First Quarter 2015 Results 9Omnicell Announces First Quarter 2015 Results 10Omnicell Announces First Quarter 2015 Results 11Omnicell Announces First Quarter 2015 Results 12Omnicell Announces First Quarter 2015 Results 13Omnicell Announces First Quarter 2015 Results 14Omnicell Announces First Quarter 2015 Results 15Omnicell Announces First Quarter 2015 Results 16Omnicell Announces First Quarter 2015 Results 17Omnicell Announces First Quarter 2015 Results 18Omnicell Announces First Quarter 2015 Results 19Omnicell Announces First Quarter 2015 Results 20Omnicell Announces First Quarter 2015 Results 21Omnicell Announces First Quarter 2015 Results 22Omnicell Announces First Quarter 2015 Results 23Omnicell Announces First Quarter 2015 Results 24Omnicell Announces First Quarter 2015 Results 25Omnicell Announces First Quarter 2015 Results 26Omnicell Announces First Quarter 2015 Results 27IRIDEX Announces First Quarter 2015 Conference Call and Release Date 2Thoratec Presentation At Bank Of America Merrill Lynch Healthcare Conference To Be Webcast 2
... Nov. 9 New data from the JUPITER,study ... major cardiovascular (CV) events (defined in this,study as ... hospitalization for unstable angina, or death from CV,causes) ... among men and women,with elevated hsCRP but low ...
... 7 Data from an investigational,open-label, randomized ... alfa) in treating anemia in subjects with ... were presented today at the American Society,of ... dosing groups, including the FDA-approved,three-times-per-week (TIW) regimen, ...
Cached Medicine Technology:CRESTOR Demonstrates Dramatic CV Risk Reduction in a Large Statin Outcomes Study 2CRESTOR Demonstrates Dramatic CV Risk Reduction in a Large Statin Outcomes Study 3CRESTOR Demonstrates Dramatic CV Risk Reduction in a Large Statin Outcomes Study 4CRESTOR Demonstrates Dramatic CV Risk Reduction in a Large Statin Outcomes Study 5Data From Investigational Use of PROCRIT(R) (Epoetin alfa) Presented at American Society of Nephrology Annual Meeting 2Data From Investigational Use of PROCRIT(R) (Epoetin alfa) Presented at American Society of Nephrology Annual Meeting 3Data From Investigational Use of PROCRIT(R) (Epoetin alfa) Presented at American Society of Nephrology Annual Meeting 4Data From Investigational Use of PROCRIT(R) (Epoetin alfa) Presented at American Society of Nephrology Annual Meeting 5Data From Investigational Use of PROCRIT(R) (Epoetin alfa) Presented at American Society of Nephrology Annual Meeting 6
... III, laboratory-grade pure water at a constant ... potable tap water and combine complementary purification ... is easy to operate, reliable, and allows ... a low operating cost., Applications, Glassware ...
... in our largest chest freezer, with 20.7 ... 52,700 samples -- (572) 2" boxes. Like ... utilizes ultra-thin vacuum insulation panel technology to ... Patented Tollesbury Technology improves sample preservation, reduces ...
... III, laboratory-grade pure water at a constant ... potable tap water and combine complementary purification ... is easy to operate, reliable, and allows ... a low operating cost., Applications, Glassware ...
... Premium Model U570 is an ... standards as Innova models. Comparable in ... model uses conventional cascade refrigeration and ... price point. Holds 400 2" boxes. ...
Medicine Products: