Efficacy of foot orthoses. What does the literature tell us?

@article{Landorf2000EfficacyOF,
  title={Efficacy of foot orthoses. What does the literature tell us?},
  author={Karl B. Landorf and Anne-Maree Keenan},
  journal={Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association},
  year={2000},
  volume={90 3},
  pages={
          149-58
        }
}
  • K. Landorf, A. Keenan
  • Published 1 March 2000
  • Medicine
  • Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
This paper reviews the literature relating to foot orthoses, in particular foot orthoses that attempt to alter biomechanical function. Whilst few well-controlled studies have been performed, the findings from the available literature are generally positive. The authors provide an overview of this literature and then summarise the findings. The literature is categorised into six research outcome areas: (i) patient satisfaction, (ii) pain and deformity, (iii) plantar pressures, (iv) position and… 
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