Running Shoes For Rheumatoid Arthritis

Running Shoes Reduce Foot Pain in Rheumatoid Arthritis Sufferers

shoes.jpgBy 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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