Effectiveness of customised foot orthoses for achilles tendinopathy: a randomised controlled trial

Shannon Munteanu, Lisa A Scott, Daniel R Bonanno, Karl B Landorf, Tania Pizzari, Jillianne Leigh Cook, Hylton Menz

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Abstract

This was a participant-blinded, parallel-group randomised controlled trial at a single centre (La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia). One hundred and forty participants aged 18?55 years with mid-portion Achilles tendinopathy were randomised to receive eccentric calf muscle exercises with either customised foot orthoses (intervention group) or sham foot orthoses (control group). Allocation to intervention was concealed. The Victorian Institute of Sports Assessment-Achilles (VISA-A) questionnaire was completed at baseline, then at 1, 3, 6 and 12 months, with 3 months being the primary end point. Differences between groups were analysed using intention to treat with analysis of covariance
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)989 - 994
Number of pages6
JournalBritish Journal of Sports Medicine
Volume49
Issue number15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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