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feet, orthotics, lower extremity pain

Hong-Jae Lee, Kil-Byung Lim, JeeHyun Yoo, Sung-Won Yoon, Tae-Ho Jeong
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of custom molded foot orthoses on children with growing pains of the lower extremities. METHODS: Children with growing pains were recruited during a clinic visit. None had any bony deformities, inflammatory joint disease or depression. Resting calcaneal stance position (RCSP) and calcaneal pitch angle were measured, and individual custom molded rigid foot orthoses were prescribed using the inverted orthotic technique to control for foot overpronation using the RCSP angle...
April 2015: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
Kyle K Henderson, Justine Parker, Kurt P Heinking
CONTEXT: Flat feet (pes planus) have been implicated in multiple musculoskeletal complaints, which are often exacerbated by lack of appropriate arch support or intense exercise. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the efficacy of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) on a patient (K.K.H.) with mountaineering-induced bilateral plantar paresthesia and to assess the association of pes planus with paresthesia in members of the mountaineering expedition party that accompanied the patient...
July 2014: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
Thierry L Chevalier, Nachiappan Chockalingam
Foot orthoses (FO) are commonly used in the treatment of numerous lower limb problems, pains and injuries. Whilst many studies report their positive effects, and most practitioners would confirm those findings, the available information appears to be anecdotal. As such, the exact mechanisms in which FO work are not fully understood. Therefore, a need exists to study the influence of the inter-practitioner variability in the assessment of orthoses performance. This investigation is central to the understanding of the performance variations in custom-made foot orthoses (CFO)...
March 2012: Gait & Posture
Jody Riskowski, Alyssa B Dufour, Marian T Hannan
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Both arthritis and foot pain are major public health problems. Approximately 24% of adults have foot ailments, and the prevalence increases with age. Foot pain, particularly related to shoes, footwear and rheumatic disorders, may be an important modifiable factor. Surprisingly, this topic has received little attention in the rheumatology community. RECENT FINDINGS: Despite the major focus of structure and alignment in arthritis, remarkably little work has focused on the foot and nonsurgical foot interventions that might affect lower extremity joint alignment, structure and pain in rheumatic diseases...
March 2011: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
John Zhang
OBJECTIVE: This controlled study was designed to explore the effectiveness of foot orthotics in solving problems of the feet and other parts of the lower extremities and to reduce low back pain. METHODS: Thirty-two subjects (24 males) were recruited and randomly assigned into 3 study groups. There were 10 subjects in the chiropractic care plus orthotics group, 14 subjects in the orthotics group, and 8 in the control group. All subjects filled out a patient information sheet and pre-screening foot pain questionnaire...
2005: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
T Van Meerhaeghe
Human walking. It's so simple that we almost forget that it works. It's only when the locomotion give pain that we take care about our feet, ankle, knee, hip or back. First of all, the podiatrist must perform a biomechanical examination of the foot and lower extremities. Angular measurements are taken of all the lower joints to determine the range of motion and, therefore, the level of any structural or functional deformities. The podiatrist will also do a walking and/or running gait analysis of the patient to determine how their foot and lower extremities functions...
September 2006: Revue M├ędicale de Bruxelles
T E Kilmartin, W A Wallace
Twenty-three adult patients with Morton's neuroma of one foot were randomized to receive in-shoe orthoses made from a hard, compressed, felt material that would either pronate or supinate both feet. The response of the neuroma pain was measured using subjective visual analogue scales, an objective examination, and the MACTAR patient-specific measure of maximal function. The development of any other lower limb symptoms was also recorded. The pain associated with Morton's neuroma was not significantly altered by changing the position of the foot with the compressed felt orthosis...
May 1994: Foot & Ankle International
D C McKenzie, D B Clement, J E Taunton
Running is the most visible expression of the continued interest in regular physical activities. Unfortunately injuries are common, primarily due to overuse, and a number of aetiological factors have been recognised. Of these, training errors can be responsible for up to 60% of injuries. The training surface, a lack of flexibility and strength, the stage of growth and development, poor footwear and abnormal biomechanical features have all been implicated in the development of running injuries. A thorough understanding of the biomechanics of running is a necessary prerequisite for individuals who treat or advise runners...
September 1985: Sports Medicine
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