Effects of lateral wedge insole and simple knee sleeve as single and combined treatments on biomechanical and clinical outcomes in individuals with knee osteoarthritis
Who can participate?
We are currently recruiting individuals aged 40 years and older with knee osteoarthritis (OA). You may be eligible for the study if you experience mild knee pain during walking on a flat surface and show evidence of knee OA on x-ray.
What is required?
You will be asked to attend two assessment sessions. For the first session, we will assess how you walk; using 3D motion analysis, we will also assess your muscle activity during walking and a number of functional outcomes. Following this session you will be given a treatment or combination of treatments to use for 6 weeks. The treatments chosen for the study are ones typically used in management of knee OA and are widely used and available for purchase. Following the 6 weeks of using the treatment you will be asked attend the second session, which will repeat the assessments completed in the first session.
If you would like to register your interest in this study and find out more about the study, please complete the form below. We will then contact you to discuss the study further and to discuss your eligibility.
About your knee
Do you experience knee pain when walking on a flat surface?
Out of 10, how would you rate your knee pain when walking?
Where do you normally experience knee pain?
Are you able to walk 100 m without any assistance?
Have you been diagnosed with knee osteoarthritis?
Do you use or have you previously used orthotics?
Have you had a steroid injection to your affected knee in the last month?
Do you have any other lower limb problem that could affect your walking?
Would you be happy for us to contact you about similar and/or future studies?
Where did you hear about this study?