This study aimed to examine the known effects of foot orthoses (FOs) on lower-limb kinematics.
FOs have been differentiated into two: custom-fabricated FOs (CFOs) and prefabricated FOs (PFOs).
Research evidence linked to the influence of FOs on rearfoot inversion/eversion, dorsiflexion/plantar-flexion and tibial rotation, was investigated further. FOs are prescribed to modify the frontal plane movement in the rearfoot to correct foot misalignments.
Kitaoka et al reported a significant decrease in rearfoot eversion by using one type of PFOs and a trend toward significance (P = .051) with another type.
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