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Footwear for Knee Pain

Best Shoes for Knee Pain

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Posted 3 weeks ago


by James McCormack

While there can be numerous causes of knee pain, some of the most common causes of pain in your knee can be caused by a poor choice of footwear. We know that Runner’s Knee and IT Band syndrome can improve with supportive footwear, and most are running trainers. It is important to remember that most running trainers are just as effective for walking and day-to-day activities. We see a lot of patients with knee pain in our clinics and we are using this article to provide you with the recommendations that we provide them when it comes to the best shoes for knee pain.

James McCormack is a Physical Therapist who specialises in knee, foot & ankle injuries. www.james-mccormack.com participates in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. Earnings from this are used to create free-to-read content without affecting the consumer price.

Best Shoes for Knee Pain

Best Shoes for Knee Pain for a Normal Arch Height

We recommend the New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v12 shoes for Knee Pain due to their Fresh Foam X midsole and rocker sole.

The Fresh Foam X midsole provides stability and supportive cushioning that absorbs impact but doesn’t sink under your body weight.

The rocker sole facilitates a normal walking pattern facilitating the push-off phase to encourage knee extension.

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Best Shoes for Knee Pain for Mild Support

We recommend the Hoka Arahi 6 Shoes for Knee pain as due to their medial arch support, J-Frame support and 5mm heel drop.

The medial arch support and J-Frame help to stabilise the ankle and control excess pronation forces that are associated with IT Band Syndrome and Anterior Knee Pain.

The 5mm heel drop helps to provide an even distribution of force across the foot and knee.

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Best Shoes for Knee Pain for High Support

We recommend the Asics Gel Kayano 29 shoes for knee pain due to their external heel counter, LyteTruss Technology and FF Blast+ cushioning.

The external heel counter and Lytetruss technology help guide your foot through the gait cycle while reduce excess pronation moments.

The FF Blast+ cushioning provides supportive cushioning while keeping the shoe light weight.

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Physiotherapy with James McCormack

This is not medical advice. We recommend a consultation with a medical professional such as James McCormack. He offers Online Physiotherapy Appointments.

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