Effectiveness of a long-term use of a minimalist footwear versus habitual shoe on pain, function and mechanical loads in knee osteoarthritis: a randomized controlled trial Full Text
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 07/16/2012
Trombini–Souza F et al. – This is the first randomized, clinical trial protocol to assess the chronic effect of minimalist footwear on the clinical and functional aspects and gait biomechanics of elderly women with knee osteoarthritis. The authors expect that the use of Moleca shoes for six months will provide pain relief, reduction of the knee adduction moment when walking, and improve joint function in elderly women with knee osteoarthritis (OA), and that the treatment, thus, can be considered another inexpensive and easy–to–use option for conservative OA treatment.