Journal article

Immediate effects of foot orthoses on pain during functional tasks in people with patellofemoral osteoarthritis: A cross-over, proof-of-concept study

Natalie J Collins, Rana S Hinman, Hylton B Menz, Kay M Crossley

KNEE | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2017

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The purpose of the study was to determine whether prefabricated foot orthoses immediately reduce pain during functional tasks in people with patellofemoral osteoarthritis, compared to flat insoles and shoes alone. METHODS: Eighteen people with predominant lateral patellofemoral osteoarthritis (nine women; mean [SD] age 59 [10]years; body mass index 27.9 [3.2]kg/m2) performed functional tasks wearing running sandals, and then wearing foot orthoses and flat insoles (random order). Participants rated knee pain during each task (11-point numerical rating scales), ease of performance and knee stability (five-point Likert scales), and comfort (100mm visual analogue scales). RESULTS: Co..

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Grants

Awarded by Physiotherapy Research Foundation (Australia)


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) (Australia)


Awarded by NHMRC Research Training (Post-Doctoral) Fellowship


Awarded by Australian Research Council Future Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

This study was funded by a Physiotherapy Research Foundation (Australia) Seeding Grant (ID: S10-011), while the larger RCT was funded by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) (Australia) Project Grant (ID: 508966). Dr. Collins was supported by a NHMRC Research Training (Post-Doctoral) Fellowship (ID: 628918), and is currently a University of Queensland Post-Doctoral Fellow. Professor Hinman is supported by an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (ID: FT130100175). Professor Menz is a NHMRC Senior Research Fellow (ID: 1020925). We wish to thank Hannah Ozturk for assistance with data collection, as well as Nike for providing the running sandals, and Vasyli International for providing the foot orthoses.