Correctional foot devices or orthoses and rocker-sole footwear where the sole of the shoe is curved, are effective at reducing big toe joint pain for those with osteoarthritis in this specific area of the foot. However, new study findings reported on Medical Xpress show that both options are similarly effective in pressure reduction, but prefabricated foot orthoses may be the preferred choice because patients may likely use them more, and they are less likely to cause back pain or balance issues.

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