Journal article

Foot orthoses and physiotherapy in the treatment of patellofemoral pain syndrome: A randomised clinical trial

Bill Vicenzino, Natalie Collins, Kay Crossley, Elaine Beller, Ross Darnell, Thomas McPoil

BMC MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS | BIOMED CENTRAL LTD | Published : 2008

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Patellofemoral pain syndrome is a highly prevalent musculoskeletal overuse condition that has a significant impact on participation in daily and physical activities. A recent systematic review highlighted the lack of high quality evidence from randomised controlled trials for the conservative management of patellofemoral pain syndrome. Although foot orthoses are a commonly used intervention for patellofemoral pain syndrome, only two pilot studies with short term follow up have been conducted into their clinical efficacy. METHODS/DESIGN: A randomised single-blinded clinical trial will be conducted to investigate the clinical efficacy and cost effectiveness of foot orthoses in the ..

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