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Foot orthoses and posterior tibial tendon dysfunction


Orthotic treatment for stage I and II posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (flat foot): A systematic review


Isabel Gómez-Jurado , José María Juárez-Jiménez and Pedro V Munuera-Martínez


In August 2020 Gómez-Jurado et al published the systematic review of orthotic treatment for stage I and II posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (flat foot). The paper only included RCT’s with initial onset of PTTD and where treatment was with orthoses. 4 papers were selected, comprising of 186 patients.


The four papers included in the study are;


1. Yurt Y, Şener G and Yakut Y. The effect of different foot orthoses on pain and health related quality of life in painful flexible flat foot: a randomized controlled trial. Eur J Phys Rehabil Med 2019; 55(1): 95–102.


2. Houck J, Neville C, Tome J, et al. Randomized controlled trial comparing orthosis augmented by either stretching or 168 Clinical Rehabilitation 35(2) stretching and strengthening for stage II tibialis posterior tendon dysfunction. Foot Ankle Int 2015; 36(9): 1006–1016.