Lateral Sole Wedges - how symptoms of medial knee osteoarthritis are improved with a simple shoe insert
Medial knee osteoarthritis - treatment with a Lateral Sole Wedge
The International Journal of Preventative Medicine calls the use of a Lateral Sole Wedge for the treatment of medial knee arthritis "simple, inexpensive therapy for decreasing pain and improving life." In their 2012 article entitled, 'The Effects of Various Kinds of lateral sole Wedge Insoles on Performance of Individuals with Knee Joint Osteoarthritis', the authors studied 36 patients with medial knee arthritis. The results showed a marked decrease in overall knee pain.
It is important to recognize that Lateral Sole Wedges are useful for only those patients with medial knee osteoarthritis. Other types of knee pain, such as lateral knee pain or knee cap pain (patella pain) will not be affected by the use of a Lateral Sole Wedge.
Lateral Sole Wedges are a light weight shoe insert that subtly changes the position of the foot to off-load the medial knee. Lateral Sole Wedges can be trimmed with scissors to fit any shoe.