Footwear for Osteoarthritis of the Lateral Knee (FOLK)

Project Details

Osteoarthritis affects the outer (lateral) compartment of the knee in a small a but significant subset of people. Unfortunately, there has been little research to evaluate which treatments can be beneficial in people with lateral compartment osteoarthritis. Footwear is an option with great potential. This research study is comparing the effects of two types of readily available off-the shelf walking shoes on knee osteoarthritis symptoms in people with osteoarthritis in the outer (lateral) compartment of the knee joint. A total of 110 participants will be allocated into two different groups. Participants in each group will be provided with a pair of study shoes to wear daily for 6 months. This study commenced in November 2018 with the aim of being complete by 2020.

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Monash University

  • Dr Jessica Kasza


  • National Health and Medical Research Council

Research Group

Musculoskeletal and Sports Rehabilitation

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