Effectiveness of foot exercises and orthoses in PFP

Does adding foot exercises and orthosis prescription to knee exercises reduce patellofemoral pain?

Adding foot exercises and orthoses to knee-targeted exercises in patients with patellofemoral pain (PFP) and everted foot posture produced a greater pain decrease when compared with knee exercises alone at 4 months. However, this difference was not present at 12 months after the intervention. Thus, although foot exercises and orthoses may be an important additional treatment in PFP, the authors alert that these results may not be generalized to people without an everted foot posture.


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