Gaps remain in literature on insoles and back pain

By Larry Hand When it comes to the evidence-based use of foot orthoses to manage low back pain, clinicians and researchers point to a need for more comparisons of therapeutic devices and sham devices. Conducting such studies, however, is sometimes easier said than done. Although foot orthoses are widely prescribed for low back pain, a 2016 review in the journal The Foot describes the state of research on this topic as having gaps still waiting to be filled.

By Larry Hand When it comes to the evidence-based use of foot orthoses to manage low back pain, clinicians and researchers point to a need for more comparisons of therapeutic devices and sham devices. Conducting such studies, however, is sometimes easier said than done. Although foot orthoses are widely prescribed for low back pain, a 2016 review in the journal The Foot describes the state of research on this topic as having gaps still waiting to be filled.

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Gaps remain in literature on insoles and back pain