November 2017

Dr. Scholl’s inserts lower peak VLR

Commercially available insoles from Dr. Scholl’s, a division of Wippany, NJ-based Bayer, are associated with reduced vertical loading rates during running in healthy volunteers, according to a study epublished in October by the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine.

Researchers from the University of Calgary in Canada analyzed the running gait of 15 healthy adults while they wore their own athletic shoes with and without Dr. Scholl’s Active Series insoles. Peak vertical loading rates, which previous studies have found to be associated with plantar fasciitis in runners, were 16% lower with the insoles than without, a statistically significant difference.

Variables that have been previously associated with medial tibial stress syndrome and patellofemoral pain in runners did not differ consistently between conditions.

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