Footwear for self-managing knee osteoarthritis symptoms (FOOTSTEP)

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The primary aim of this research study was to investigate the effects of two classes of readily available off-the-shelf shoes on knee osteoarthritis symptoms. It is recommended that clinicians provide advice on “appropriate” footwear for people with knee osteoarthritis. However, there is little evidence from clinical trials to determine which shoes are best for self-managing knee osteoarthritis.

Status of project: completed

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Researchers involved in this study included Prof Kim Bennell, Prof Rana Hinman, Dr Kade Paterson, Penny Campbell, and Ben Metcalf at The University of Melbourne with collaborators at Monash University. The study was funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council.

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