"Foot pain is common in people with knee osteoarthritis (OA)" is the conclusion of a new study published in Arthritis Care and Research.
Caveat emptor (Latin term that means "buyer beware").
Some of the authors of this study are from the University of Melbourne in Australia and receive royalties from the sales of the “Gel-Melbourne OA” shoe manufactured for sale in Australia by Asics.
The manufacturer states that “while most sports and walking shoes are made to resist the inward roll or over-pronation of the foot, this shoe is the opposite and encourages pronation of the feet.”
The theory is that pronation can reduce stress and discomfort on the inner (medial) side of the knee. However, this may create other problems such as exacerbating flat feet.
If you need specific guidance on the most appropriate shoes for your foot structure, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Miller by calling (847) 675-3400 or by clicking http://www.skokiepodiatry.com/appointment.html