Just some good shoes can help knee arthritis

Recent research from the University of Melbourne has shown that a new pair of runners is just as effective as specialised footwear. Osteoarthritis commonly affects people on the inside (medial) portion of their knee. Researchers have developed specialised shoes that 'unload' the medial side of the knee, by having a stiffer sole on the outside (lateral) of the sole, which helps to reduce load on the medial side of the knee. This randomised trial by Hinman et al. (2016) compared two groups. The first group received the specialised shoe (Asics GEL-Melbourne) in combination with an insole that is also designed to unload the medial side of the knee. The second group received a pair of new neutral

How to pick the correct running shoes for you

A large amount of research has been conducted to understand out how to fit running shoes. Most of the research that has been conducted has concluded that patient comfort is one of the most important variables. Below is a great video that summarises the history surrounding this research, and provides practical tips on how to select a running shoe for you. To summarise: 1. choose a shoe that is most comfortable to you - do not base your choice solely on what a store person suggests; 2. alternate the shoes you regularly wear to reduce your risk of injury; 3. injury is multifactorial and appropriate runners are one component of a comprehensive treatment program. #Shoes #Treatment #Running #Spor

What can a podiatrist do for me?

Podiatrists are experts in the foot and ankle its influence other aspects of the body. An example of this is how a flat foot can cause the leg to internally rotate, which can alter the function of the hip. Podiatrists have a specialised knowledge of foot function, footwear, foot orthotics, dermatological conditions affecting the foot, conditions affecting blood and nerve supply to the foot, systemic conditions affecting the foot (e.g. diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis), and sporting and musculoskeletal injuries. As part of a comprehensive treatment plan, people may consult a range of health professionals to treat a condition. For someone with lower limb pain, a physiotherapist may provide a reh

Welcome to the Fitzroy Foot and Ankle Clinic blog

Welcome to the new Fitzroy Foot and Ankle Clinic blog. This is intended to be a resource that will provide members of the public with information about podiatry specific conditions, about evidence based treatments for these conditions, and about what is happening at Fitzroy Foot and Ankle Clinic. We welcome any feedback, as long as it is done in a constructive manner, and hope you enjoy the blog. #FitzroyFootandAnkleClinic

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