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Wedge Heels Don't Help Pain

They may be kinder to your feet, but not necessarily your knees, according to a new study by British researchers.
Medical Reporter Liz Bonis has the latest on wearing "wedge heels" in today's Health Alert.
If you are one of many trying to reduce knee pain from osteoarthritis, this new report found certain shoes won't do the trick. We are here at Elements Hair Studio in Crescent Springs to tell you more about it.

This is video from the Cleveland Clinic, which shares more information about this study. Researchers looked at 12 different studies, which looked at the effect of lateral shoe wedges, and whether or not it reduced pain in the knee when a person had what's called medial knee osteoarthritis. It generally causes pain on the inside of the knee.  The wedges are designed to put pressure on the foot to reduce knee pain, but results of this study showed it didn't make a difference.

Now, if you have knee pain you need to ask your own doctor about treatment, and if you spend a lot of time on your feet, such as those who are stylists here, shoes could make a difference. But it is important to note that, according to this study, these types of shoes are not an effective treatment.




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