Monday, 12 November 2007

Are shock-absorbing shoes bad for us?

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For those of you who are fans of the Nike Shox and other running-designed shoes, new research shows that if you have arthritic knees, you may want to step away from these products.

When shock-absorbing footwear was looked at in relation to knee osteoarthritis, the conclusion from the research was that the bare foot put less pressure on the knee compared to shock-absorbing shoes or ones hat are designed for foot stabilizing.

For those without arthritic knees, I still believe that this type of footwear offers great protection from knee and back breakdown. Do you?

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