Evaluation of magnetic foil and PPT Insoles in the treatment of heel pain

MA CaselliDepartment of Orthopedic Sciences, New York College of Podiatric Medicine, NY, USA.

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N ClarkDepartment of Orthopedic Sciences, New York College of Podiatric Medicine, NY, USA.

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S LazarusDepartment of Orthopedic Sciences, New York College of Podiatric Medicine, NY, USA.

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Z VelezDepartment of Orthopedic Sciences, New York College of Podiatric Medicine, NY, USA.

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L VenegasDepartment of Orthopedic Sciences, New York College of Podiatric Medicine, NY, USA.

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The effect of a magnetic foil placed in the PPT/Rx Firm Molded Insole on the relief of heel pain was determined using the foot function index. Nineteen patients wore the PPT/Rx Firm Molded Insoles with the magnetic foil for 4 weeks and 15 patients wore the same PPT/Rx Firm Molded Insole with no magnetic foil for the same time. Approximately 60% of patients in both groups reported improvement. There was also no significant difference in the improvement between the magnetic foil group and the PPT/Rx Firm Molded Insole group in their scores on the post-treatment foot function index. These results suggest that the PPT/Rx Firm Molded Insole alone was effective in treating heel pain after only 4 weeks. The magnetic foil offered no advantage over the plain insole.