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Saturday, June 05, 2010

Are custom made insoles really effective?

According to Cochrane Library researchers approximately one in four people are affected by foot pain at any a variety of conditions. Custom-made insoles (foot orthoses) can reduce foot pain in some cases according to one of several new . Absence of independent studies has previous called the into question the use of customised foot orthoses. Now the systematic review of 11 trials involving over 1300 people has shown custom-made orthoses can relieve foot pain in adults with arthritis, and symptomatic high arched feet.

Despite this researchers accept foot orthoses are not a panacea for all foot ailments and there still remain many causes of foot pain for which the benefit of orthotic treatment is unclear.

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