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RCT of custom foot orthoses and low back pain

Discussion in 'Biomechanics, Sports and Foot orthoses' started by admin, Feb 3, 2005.

  1. admin

    admin Administrator Staff Member

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    A Controlled Randomized Study of the Effect of Training With Orthoses on the Incidence of Weight Bearing Induced Back Pain Among Infantry Recruits.
    Spine. 2005 Feb 1;30(3):272-275.
    Milgrom C, Finestone A, Lubovsky O, Zin D, Lahad A.
  2. Atlas

    Atlas Well-Known Member

    On the basis of the above summation, the authors should be congratulated, for at least specifying (and including)a particular type of back pain; in this case weight-bearing induced.

    Too many studies across many professions don't bother to do this, and thus their research is relatively meaningless.

    "Non-specific back-pain" is an unnecessary overused term. It has emerged because we are either too lazy or incapable of obtaining quality information from the patient and/or from our clinical examination.

    I am presuming that weight-bearing induced back pain is eased by non-weightbearing and bedrest; while it is exacerbated by standing/walking, definitely carrying, and perhaps sitting. These are the backs that predictably don't get better after their practitioner advises ('best practice') to walk and exercise. :confused:
  3. martinharvey

    martinharvey Active Member

    Proving a negative?

    I seem to remember reading a synopsis of a similar study in 'Gait and Posture', must be five years or so ago. The research was performed by Salford University Podiatry Dep't I believe, and also used a sample group of non - symptomatic, fit adults, to prove that they did not subsequently suffer back pain as measured against a non - orthotised control group who also did not go on to develop back pain. If someone remembers this study more accurately and I have mis- remembered please correct me. Personally, most Patients that I fit with orthotics come to me after developing symptoms and often have factors such as limb - length inequality, hyperpronation and internal tibial rotation, anterior / lateral pelvic tilts Etc Etc Etc that do IMHO seem to generally respond to orthotic intervention. Would not a study of subjective pain perception from symptomatic individuals +/- orthotic intervention be an interesting comparison?
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2006
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    Responsiveness of the short-form 36 and oswestry disability questionnaire in chronic nonspecific low back and lower limb pain treated with customized foot orthotics.
    Ferrari R.
    J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2007 Jul-Aug;30(6):456-8.
  5. Bruce Williams

    Bruce Williams Well-Known Member

    anyone have a hard copy of this entire article that they'd like to share???
  6. Scorpio622

    Scorpio622 Active Member

    Send me your email address.
  7. Bruce Williams

    Bruce Williams Well-Known Member

    Craig Payne sent me a copy last week.
    Thanks though!

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