Study supports custom device use By Barbara Boughton In patients with plantar fasciitis, the pain relief associated with custom foot orthoses (CFOs) appears to result in increased walking activity, as well, according to a recently published clinical trial. In the double-blinded randomized placebo-controlled trial, epublished in May by the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association , episodes of walking lasted significantly longer in patients who wore CFOs for three months than those who wore prefabricated foot orthoses (PFOs) or sham orthoses. Study investigators randomized 77 patients who had plantar heel pain for less than a year into three treatment groups and assessed pain and function at baseline, one month, and three months.
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Foot orthoses for heel pain help improve walking activity