Uden et al. in 2011 compared six randomised control trials (RCTs) to assess the effectiveness and safety of custom foot orthoses (CFO) and corticosteroid injections (CSI) for the treatment of adults with known plantar fasciitis.
The 3-arm RCT conducted by Roos et al., concluded that use of anterior night splints and foot orthotics were both effective in providing short term pain relief and improved foot function.
Landorf et al. conducted another 3-arm RCT, randomly assigning 136 participants to receive prefabricated foot orthotics, CFOs, or a placebo “sham” orthotic.
At 3 months, this study showed that both prefabricated orthotics and CFOs provided a significant improvement in function.
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