Footwear For Self-Managing Knee Osteoarthritis Symptoms: The Footstep Trial

Grant number: 1124418 | Funding period: 2017 - 2021

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Abstract

Self-management of symptoms is an important part of treatment for people with knee osteoarthritis. Footwear influences forces across the knee joint and it is unclear which types of shoes are best to minimise arthritis symptoms. This study will compare the effects of flat flexible shoes to stable supportive shoe styles on pain and physical function over 6 months in people with painful knee osteoarthritis.