Running Shoes Reduce Foot Pain in Rheumatoid Arthritis Sufferers
By Vince Catteruccia, MSc, FAAPM, NASM-PES, NMT
In a preliminary study published in Clinical Biomechanics (October), running shoes were found to be more effective in reducing foot-sole pressure (pain) than off-the-shelf orthopedic shoes.
In this blind study twenty people with RA and chronic foot-sole pain served as study subjects. The researchers found that three different types of shoes were best for reducing the pain;
o Brooks Glycerin cushioned running shoes (see link below for info)
o Canfield Leisure for women or Leisure Time for Men
o Dunlop Volley control shoes
Researchers reported the subjects wearing the running shoes listed above had 20-33% lower pressure to the foot-sole than the off-the-shelf orthopedic shoes.
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