Friday, 19 October 2007

Shoe insoles for back pain? Worthless.

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A new study shows that the insoles so many people buy to help ease back pain may not be doing a thing for them. When researchers reviewed a total of 6 different studies including over 2,000 people they found no evidence that shoe insoles do anything to help or prevent back pain. At all.

Basically they found that although insoles are not completely worthless (they do still cushion the foot, and they have helped many people with many issues) as a general rule they are prescribed for the wrong reasons. Sore feet? Sure. Back pain? Not so much.

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