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Can the right shoes relieve knee pain?

New Briefs People who have knee pain from osteoarthritis sometimes turn for relief to specially made shoes called “unloading” shoes. The shoes have stiffer soles and slightly tilted insoles that reposition the foot, intended to reduce (or unload) strain on the knee. But unloading shoes appeared no better at reducing pain or improving function than a good pair of walking shoes, according to a study published online July 12, 2016, by Annals of…

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