Effects of prefabricated foot orthoses on pain and function in individuals with patellofemoral pain syndrome: A cohort study

Barton, C. J., Menz, H. B. and Crossley, K. M. (2011) Effects of prefabricated foot orthoses on pain and function in individuals with patellofemoral pain syndrome: A cohort study. Physical Therapy in Sport, 12 2: 70-75. doi:10.1016/j.ptsp.2010.09.002


Author Barton, C. J.
Menz, H. B.
Crossley, K. M.
Title Effects of prefabricated foot orthoses on pain and function in individuals with patellofemoral pain syndrome: A cohort study
Journal name Physical Therapy in Sport   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1466-853X
1873-1600
Publication date 2011-05-01
Year available 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.ptsp.2010.09.002
Open Access Status
Volume 12
Issue 2
Start page 70
End page 75
Total pages 6
Place of publication Kidlington, England, U.K.
Publisher Churchill Livingstone
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Objectives
This study evaluated the effects of unmodified prefabricated foot orthoses over a 12-week period on functional performance; and subjective pain and function in individuals with patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS).
Design
Prospective cohort study over 12 weeks. Each participant was prescribed prefabricated foot orthoses at baseline.
Participants
Sixty individuals with PFPS (18–35 years).
Main outcome measures
: Change in pain and ease of completing a single leg squat; change in the number of pain free step downs and single leg rises from sitting; usual and worst pain in the previous week; the anterior knee pain scale (AKPS); and the lower extremity functional scale (LEFS).
Results
At 12 weeks, significant improvements in single leg squat pain and ease, and the number of pain free step downs and single leg rises from sitting were found. Additionally, significant reductions in usual and worst pain, and improvements on the AKPS and LEFS were observed.
Conclusions
Functional performance improvements following unmodified prefabricated foot orthoses were greater at 12 weeks that those achieved immediately. Enhanced functional performance over time may have significant implications for osteoarthritis prevention in some individuals with PFPS. Improvements in subjective pain and function appear to plateau over time.
Keyword Foot orthoses
Patellofemoral pain syndrome
Functional performance
Knee pain
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Grant ID 433049
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Received 1 July 2010. Revised 2 August 2010. Accepted 10 September 2010. Available online 14 October 2010.

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