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I have lower back stiffness and knee pain probably from arthritus .Can wearing worn out shoes create problems?

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Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management
3 doctors agree

In brief: Absolutely

1. Get new shoes.
2. See a podiatrist to see if he can correct your foot angle and this may decrease your knee and back pain.

In brief: Absolutely

1. Get new shoes.
2. See a podiatrist to see if he can correct your foot angle and this may decrease your knee and back pain.
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: potentially

A malalignment of the foot in stance phase can be associated with back and knee problems; so if your shoes are wearing out to the extent they are affecting the way you stand, then it is certainly plausable.
Of course, one simple way to test this is to get new shoes and see if it improves your back and knee symptoms. Thank you.

In brief: potentially

A malalignment of the foot in stance phase can be associated with back and knee problems; so if your shoes are wearing out to the extent they are affecting the way you stand, then it is certainly plausable.
Of course, one simple way to test this is to get new shoes and see if it improves your back and knee symptoms. Thank you.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Dr. Edward Hellman
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