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J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 1999 Mar;89(3):109-17.

Chronic low-back pain and its response to custom-made foot orthoses.

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  • 1American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine, Bedford, NH 03110, USA.


A new approach to treating chronic low-back pain with custom-made foot orthoses was investigated. The Quebec Back Pain Disability Scale was used to objectively assess the functional disability of 32 subjects at different times. Subjects in this prospective study experienced more than twice the improvement in alleviation of pain, and for twice as long, compared with subjects in a study using traditional back-pain treatment. The authors believe that the findings of this study may provide a new method by which patients with chronic low-back pain can be evaluated and treated.

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