Do Rocker Bottom Shoes and Ankle-Foot Orthoses Reduce Pain and ImproveMobility for Ankle Osteoarthritis Patients?
Patrick M Aubin
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June 2018 -
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Ankle osteoarthritis (OA) is a painful, progressive condition that can severely limit physical activity and reduce quality of life. Foot and ankle conditions are the fourth most frequent cause for medical separation from the military and veterans are more likely to have to ankle OA than non-veterans. Rocker bottom (RB) shoes and ankle-foot orthoses (AFOs), e.g., the Toeoff®, are commonly used to conservatively treat ankle OA. RB shoes have a curved sole in the anterior-posterior direction that m...