Evaluation of soft foot orthotics in the treatment of patellofemoral pain syndrome.

@article{Eng1993EvaluationOS,
  title={Evaluation of soft foot orthotics in the treatment of patellofemoral pain syndrome.},
  author={J. Eng and M. Pierrynowski},
  journal={Physical therapy},
  year={1993},
  volume={73 2},
  pages={
          62-8; discussion 68-70
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The effectiveness of soft foot orthotics in the treatment of patients who have patellofemoral pain syndrome was investigated. SUBJECTS Subjects were 20 adolescent female patients, aged 13 to 17 years (mean = 14.8, SD = 1.2), who were diagnosed with patellofemoral pain syndrome and who exhibited excessive forefoot varus or calcaneal valgus. METHODS Subjects were randomly assigned to one of two groups: a control group (n = 10), which took part in an exercise program, or… Expand
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