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Unique roller shoes help fight arthritis pain
May 23, 2007
Assaf Harofeh Medical
Center in Tel Aviv has developed unique footwear, which helps relieve
the pain of arthritis patients.
These are fabric boots with two large
rubber spheres in the sole, one at the front, and one under the heel,
which can move in different directions. This technique has the ability
to adjust to suit individual’s needs.
Study shows that arthritis patients who
used these shoes for around two months, experienced significantly less
Researchers beamed that several patients
had improved so much that they ditch surgery plans.
"This is an
interesting development as knee osteoarthritis is one of the more
common types of arthritis, and historically has not been particularly
well treated except in its later stages with joint replacement," a
spokeswoman for the Arthritis Research Campaign says.
Statistics reveal that more than 550,000
men and women have moderate to severe osteoarthritis of the knee and
around 30,000 knee replacements take place in Britain.
This product will soon be widely available
in the UK and the US.
Developers, researchers and other experts
are now praying and hoping that this shoe gives similar positive
results. If it is successful, this will be considered as one of the
most important steps to cure arthritis
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