Unloading Shoes For Knee Osteoarthritis: A Double-Blind Randomised Controlled Trial

Grant number: 1044396 | Funding period: 2013 - 2016

Completed

Abstract

This is a clinical trial that will evaluate the effectiveness of unloading shoes for managing the symptoms of knee osteoarthritis. This trial will evaluate whether unloading shoes can reduce pain and physical dysfunction, compared to control (non-unloading) shoes, after 6 months. Patient characteristics that may influence the effectiveness of the unloading shoes will also be evaluated. If effective, unloading shoes could be made commercially available as a self-management strategy to patients with knee osteoarthritis .