Custom vs. prefabricated orthoses for foot pain

Am Fam Physician. 2009 May 1;79(9):758-9.


Compared with placebo or sham, custom-made foot orthoses modestly reduce foot pain from pes cavus (high arch), arthritis, plantar fasciitis, and painful hallux valgus. However, there is no evidence that custom orthoses are more effective than prefabricated ones.

MeSH terms

  • Equipment Design
  • Foot Diseases / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Orthotic Devices*
  • Pain Management*