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Mechanical treatment of plantar fasciitis. A prospective study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11266478     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A randomized, prospective study was conducted to compare the effectiveness of three individual mechanical modalities in the treatment of plantar fasciitis. Two hundred fifty-five subjects were randomly assigned to one of three treatment groups: custom-made orthoses, over-the-counter arch supports, or tension night splints. Subjects were treated for 3 months, with follow-up visits at 2, 6, and 12 weeks. No statistically significant difference was noted among treatment groups with respect to final outcomes based on first-step pain or pain felt during the day. However, there was a statistically significant difference among the three groups with respect to early patient withdrawal from the study due to continued severe pain, noncompliance, or inability to tolerate the device. Patient compliance was greatest with the use of custom-made orthoses.
J E Martin; J C Hosch; W P Goforth; R T Murff; D M Lynch; R D Odom
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association     Volume:  91     ISSN:  8750-7315     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Podiatr Med Assoc     Publication Date:  2001 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-03-01     Completed Date:  2001-05-31     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8501423     Medline TA:  J Am Podiatr Med Assoc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  55-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Podiatry, Texas A&M University Health Science Center, College of Medicine, Temple, TX, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Fasciitis / therapy*
Foot Diseases / therapy*
Middle Aged
Orthotic Devices* / standards
Pain / etiology
Patient Compliance
Prospective Studies
Splints* / standards

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