Lateral wedges with and without custom arch support for people with medial knee osteoarthritis and pronated feet: an exploratory randomized crossover study
Michael A Hunt, Judit Takacs, Natasha M Krowchuk, Gillian L Hatfield, Rana S Hinman, Ryan Chang
JOURNAL OF FOOT AND ANKLE RESEARCH | BMC | Published : 2017
BACKGROUND: Pronated foot posture is associated with many clinical and biomechanical outcomes unique to medial compartment knee osteoarthritis (OA). Though shoe-worn insole treatment, including lateral wedges, is commonly studied in this patient population, their effects on the specific subgroup of people with medial knee OA and concomitant pronated feet are unknown. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether lateral wedge insoles with custom arch support are more beneficial than lateral wedge insoles alone for knee and foot symptoms in people with medial tibiofemoral knee osteoarthritis (OA) and pronated feet. METHODS: Twenty-six people with pronated feet and symptomatic medial knee ..View full abstract
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This study was funded, in part, by a grant from the Pedorthic Research Foundation of Canada. The funding body had no role in any aspect of this study. RSH is supported by an Australian research Council Future Fellowship (FT130100175). The funders had no role in any aspect of this study.