Navigation Links
Shoe Insoles No Rx for Back Pain: Study

Researcher says they may help some people, but not all

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17 (HealthDay News) -- There's no evidence that shoe insoles prevent or ease back pain.

That's the conclusion of Israeli researchers who reviewed three studies of 2,061 people that compared customized and standard insoles to sham insoles or no treatment for back pain prevention.

The review authors also analyzed three small studies of 256 people that focused on the use of insoles for either prevention or treatment of back pain.

"Doctors and other health professionals should not recommend insoles for prevention of back pain or even for back pain treatment," said review lead author Tali Sahar, of the department of family medicine, at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. "Insoles might be beneficial for prevention or treatment of other disorders, but this was not the topic of our review."

The review findings, which appear in the current issue of The Cochrane Library journal, didn't surprise Dr. Paul Hecht, an orthopedic surgeon at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.

He thinks insoles are "over-prescribed" but does recommend them to cushion the foot.

"I will use them for certain indications but not for back pain," Hecht said. "Do they help some people? Yes. Do they help everybody? No."

More information

The National Pain Foundation outlines back and neck pain treatment options.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Center for the Advancement of Health, news release, Oct. 16, 2007

Copyright©2007 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Vibrating Insoles could Help Balance
2. Want to relieve non cardiac chest pain: try hypnosis
3. Osteoporosis Meds and Jaw Pain: Whats the Risk?
4. Detecting Cold, Feeling Pain: Study Reveals Why Menthol Fresh
5. Rural Canadians travel far for specialists: study
6. A new study surpasses Gene Therapy Hurdle
7. Tomato Sauce reduces Cancer Risk- Study
8. A question on study of Adult Stem Cell
9. Study on obesity and heart failure
10. National Lung Study in the process
11. Marijuana gateway theory strengthened by study of twins
Post Your Comments:
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... 01, 2015 , ... TCS Healthcare Technologies (TCS), a leading ... arenas, is pleased to announce that VIP Care Services, a Caprock Health Group ... ACUITY Complete Care™ Management to back their collaborative catastrophic case management initiatives. ACUITY ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... December 01, 2015 , ... PartnerTech ... through membership and leadership since 2008. Gary Bruce, President of PartnerTech North America, ... has spent a significant amount of time in Sweden since joining PartnerTech based ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... December 01, 2015 , ... Dr. Arash ... Modern Man for 2015. , Angeleno Magazine is a division of Modern ... in 1994, Modern Luxury includes more than 50 magazine titles across 15 major ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... Third Molar SEO ... it has officially launched a sleek, mobile-ready and user-centric redesigned website. , Vivek ... website clearly outlines the benefits that its SEO services provide to dentists and ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... , ... December 01, 2015 , ... The Turks & ... one of the leading digital news sites highlighting Caribbean destinations, has published five reasons ... While much of North America shivers under chilly grey skies or worse, it's typically ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/1/2015)... -- Pharma Tech Outlook recently conducted a comprehensive investigation ... Solution Providers - 2015 .  After careful consideration of ... VCs, analysts, and the Pharma Tech Outlook editorial board ... clinical data management solution providers (check out the complete ... respectively). --> --> ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... Ohio , Dec. 1, 2015 ... to its GeneSight® Psychotropic test giving healthcare providers an ... medication decisions for patients suffering from depression, anxiety, ... other behavioral health conditions. i ... --> With the addition of two ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... , Dec. 1, 2015  AccuTEC Blades, ... a new corporate logo and brand identity program. ... design and engineering of bladed products where "the ... --> --> Serving manufacturers and ... and auto glass equipment, AccuTEC,s product lines include ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: