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Ahh, those rocker bottom shoes. 

First, they're touted as a way to help you lose weight. Then they were marketed as a method of reducing your back pain.

Guess what?

They do none of that.

A new study has shown that rocker bottom shoes are no better than regular sneakers in reducing lower back pain. 

The shoes were branded as a way to positively impact your posture, reducing back and joint pain. However, new research from King's College in London disproves this theory, stating that traditional sneakers may be more beneficial for back pain brought on by standing or walking. 

Lead researcher physiotherapist Dr. Sian MacRae studied 115 people with chronic lower back pain and asked them to wear rocker bottomed shoes or regular sneakers for at least two hours a day while standing and walking. 

Those in the sneaker group had less disability than those who wore rocker bottomed shoes after one year. Researchers also found that after six months, 53 percent of the sneaker group had a small improvement in their back mobility, compared to 31 percent of the rocker sole group. 

MacRae said that physicians can now say that there is little difference in wearing the rocker bottom shoes versus sneakers, as they will provide similar results in decrease of pain and disability. 

Researchers did add that if the patient experiences lower back pain when walking or standing they will see a decrease in pain when wearing sneakers rather than rocker soled shoes. 

Reference: Business Standard

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By CT Foot Care Podiatrists
November 12, 2013
Category: Celebrities

Pop singing icon Cher will have surgery to repair a problem she has suffered with for 16 years. 

The Sonny and Cher star recently told her fans on Twitter that she sustained a compound fracture in the late 1990's when a piece of equipment fell off the wall of her rehearsal studio and "crushed" her foot.

Cher admitted that every time she wears high heels she is in terrible pain (then why wear them???) and has resolved to take care of the problem. 

She was wearing stilettos Monday night for an appearance as a guest judge on a tribute show of Dancing With the Stars and revealed that she will have to wait until after Christmas to wear heels again. 

She tweeted on Tuesday morning, "Last Nite, WAS Last Nite 2Wear Heels Till After Operation... Sooo... I Bit The Bullet.. &.. Wore Them! Heaven & pain But Worth It... 6 wks till I'm running around on Stilettos (sic)!"

Having the surgery now gives Cher plenty of time to recuperate for her 49-date Dressed To Kill tour, which starts in March. 

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