People with rheumatoid arthritis may experience increased mediolateral shear stresses on their feet than controls. This results in increased pain. That is the conclusion of another study on plantar shear forces conducted by Metin Yavuz of the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine and researchers from the Cleveland Clinic: “Plantar Shear Stress Distribution in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis.”
We are unaware of clinicians using ShearBan® to relieve plantar shear stresses for people with rheumatoid arthritis. If you know of clinicians who use ShearBan for this purpose, we would be interested in learning about their experiences.