Off the TopicEffect of Shoes Reducing Varus Instability of the Knee on Gait Parameters, Knee Pain, and Health-Related Quality of Life in Females With Medial Knee OsteoarthritisNakano, Hideki PhD, PT; Murata, Shin PhD, PT; Kai, Yoshihiro PhD, PT; Abiko, Teppei PhD, PT; Matsuo, Dai BA; Kawaguchi, Michio BA; Matsumoto, Takeshi PT; Yoshiura, Yuji PT; Sumi, Michihiro MD, PhDAuthor Information Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Kyoto Tachibana University, Japan (Drs Nakano, Murata, Kai, and Abiko); ASICS Trading Company Limited, Hyogo, Japan (Messrs Matsuo and Kawaguchi); and SUMI Orthopedic Clinic, Fukuoka, Japan, (Messrs Matsumoto and Yoshiura and Dr Sumi). Correspondence: Hideki Nakano, PhD, PT, Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Kyoto Tachibana University, 34 Yamada-cho, Oyake, Yamashina-ku, Kyoto-city, Kyoto 607-8175, Japan ([email protected]). The authors would like to thank all of the volunteers who participated in this study. The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation: April/June 2020 - Volume 36 - Issue 2 - p 110-115 doi: 10.1097/TGR.0000000000000265 Buy Metrics Abstract Observations: The effects of shoes reducing varus instability of the knee on gait parameters, knee pain, and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in patients with medial knee osteoarthritis were investigated. Methods: Twelve patients with medial knee osteoarthritis wore shoes reducing varus instability of the knee. Results and Conclusions: Gait velocity, stride length, step length, knee pain, and Japanese Knee Osteoarthritis Measure scores significantly improved in the postintervention period compared with the pre- and postcontrol periods. Therefore, shoes reducing varus instability of the knee can effectively improve gait parameters, knee pain, and HRQOL in patients with medial knee osteoarthritis. © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.