Customized or Prefabricated Foot Orthoses Improved Function Only in the Short Term in Patients with Plantar Fasciitis

Younger, Alistair
February 2007
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Feb2007, Vol. 89-A Issue 2, p458
Academic Journal
The article presents a study about the short and long-term effectiveness of foot orthoses in patients diagnosed with plantar fasciitis. The study has shown that patients who had prefabricated and customized orthoses had greater improved function than those with the sham orthoses within three months period, but the difference became insignificant at twelve months. It concludes that customized or prefabricated foot orthoses is effective in the short term only.


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