Knee pain? Try wearing flip-flops,or go barefoot

Here is a simple inexpensive suggestion to help those of us with knee pain. 

Researchers at Rush University in Chicago analyzed the gaits of 31 people with osteoarthritis of the knee while the participants were walking barefoot and while they were wearing clogs, stability shoes, flat walking shoes and the much maligned (and generally inexpensive) flip-flops.

If the goal is to not increase pressure on the knee — and people with knee osteoarthritis would wholeheartedly say that it is — then walking barefoot, wearing flat walking shoes or simply slipping on thongs would appear to be the best choice. The same could not be said for clogs and stability shoes.

via Knee pain? Try wearing flip-flops, study suggests | Booster Shots | Los Angeles Times.


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