Walking barefoot decreases loading on the lower extremity joints in knee osteoarthritis.

  title={Walking barefoot decreases loading on the lower extremity joints in knee osteoarthritis.},
  author={N. Shakoor and J. Block},
  journal={Arthritis and rheumatism},
  volume={54 9},
  • N. Shakoor, J. Block
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine
  • Arthritis and rheumatism
  • OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects that modern shoes have on gait and lower extremity joint loads in osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS Gait analyses were performed on 75 subjects with knee OA while they were wearing their everyday walking shoes and while they were walking barefoot. The trials involved optoelectronic detection of external markers during ambulation over a multicomponent force plate, and were matched for speed. Comparisons were made of gait parameters and joint loading during trials… CONTINUE READING
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