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Medial arch support vs low dye taping for plantar fasciitis

Discussion in 'Biomechanics, Sports and Foot orthoses' started by NewsBot, Dec 3, 2010.

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    Low-Dye Taping Versus Medial Arch Support in Managing Pain and Pain-Related Disability in Patients With Plantar Fasciitis.
    Abd El Salam MS, Abd Elhafz YN.
    Foot Ankle Spec. 2010 Dec 1. [Epub ahead of print]
     
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  3. Griff

    Griff Moderator

    Subjects in each group (low dye taping and medial arch support) also received 3 sessions of Physical therapy a week for 3 weeks - so 9 treatments in total. This consisted of ultrasound to the plantar foot and calf muscle stretches.

    So why no control group which just received Physical Therapy??
     
  4. It ain't the greatest design, but you could argue that if the physical therapy was identical for all subjects, then the differences observed between the groups were due to the other treatments.
     
  5. Griff

    Griff Moderator

    Good point. But would be nice to know how people responded to just the 3 weeks of physical therapy. My guess - they'd also improve.
     
  6. Thanks for the paper Ian, two second glance (and you can vouch for that Ian) funny how the randomisation of subjects resulted in as even a split between the groups in terms of gender as would have been possible. Am I being cynical... OK it could happen, but what are the chances... quick probability lesson y'all? Each subject has a 50:50 chance of being assigned to one or other of the groups. So.... why did they end up with virtually even numbers in each group and moreover, as even a gender split as could be achieved. Blinking flip, that was lucky.
     
  7. JB1973

    JB1973 Active Member

    Hiya
    Do many folk use ultrasound for PF? I've never found it that useful. I use LDT all the time at early appointments and almost universally get a positive outcome.
    Cheers
    JB
     
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