Knee OA and Shoe Inserts

Many people, including physicians, have thought that angled shoe inserts may transfer some of the load away from the medial compartment thus reducing knee pain in osteoarthritis. However, according to a British meta-analysis these lateral wedge insoles do not appear to ease this pain beyond a placebo effect. If patients expected a benefit, they were more likely to report improvement from the intervention.

PositiveTip: Save your hard earned money and avoid spending for lateral wedge insoles, according to this study.