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Flat, flexible footwear may be gentler on arthritic knees than special walking shoes

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Researchers at Rush University Medical Center showed that “flat, flexible footwear significantly reduces the load on the knee joints compared with supportive, stable shoes with less flexible soles.” Dr. Najia Shakoor, a rheumatologist and primary author of the study noted that “clogs and stability shoes, conventionally believed to provide appropriate cushioning and support, actually increased the loading on the knee joints …” Please click below for a report from Ivanhoe newswire.