Document Type : Review Articles
1 Instructor, Department of Orthopedic Technology, School of Rehabilitation Sciences, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
2 MSc Student, Department of Orthopedic Technology, School of Rehabilitation Sciences, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
Introduction: Patellofemoral pain syndrome (or anterior knee pain) is one of the most common musculoskeletal conditions in sport medicine clinics and one of the most common interventions in management of this syndrome is foot insoles. Despite the widespread use of foot orthoses, the efficacy of these interventions is controversial. Therefore, the aim of this study was to review the papers about the efficacy of foot insole on pain, function and biomechanics in individuals with patellofemoral pain syndrome.Materials and Methods: A literature search was carried out in some data bases such as PubMed, Iranmedex, ScienceDirect, Medline, Magiran and ISI Web of science between the years 2000 and 2015. The quality of the research studies was evaluated using Black and Downs tool.Results: After search in Persian and English databases, we found 117 papers. According to keywords and titles, 12 articles were included in the final review.Conclusion: Foot orthoses may improve pain and function in individuals with patellofemoral pain syndrome; although these interventions are more effective in patients with foot pronation.