Insoles in Prevention of Lower Limb Injuries
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00922246|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 17, 2009
Last Update Posted : June 17, 2009
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Lower Limb Overuse Injuries||Device: custom-made insoles (Thermo+Camel, cost for the military 20,50 euros)||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Official Title:||Prevention of Lower Limb Overuse Injuries by Using Custom Made Insoles: A Randomized Controlled Trial of 230 Patients|
|Study Start Date :||January 2007|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||December 2007|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||May 2008|
No Intervention: control group
Conscript used their own ankle boots instead of custom made insoles.
Experimental: shoe insoles
The custom made insoles (Thermo+Camel, cost for the military 20,50 euros) were fabricated from firm-density polyethylene and the hard plastic shell was a three-quarter length. The insole was strong enough to fill the arch area thus providing support to the mid foot. It also influences the position of the foot. The insoles were individually customized by heating the polyethylene in form of individual foot with standing and walking in them. The conscripts were advised to use these insoles in their ankle boot.
Device: custom-made insoles (Thermo+Camel, cost for the military 20,50 euros)
The custom made insoles (Thermo+Camel, cost for the military 20,50 euros) were fabricated from firm-density polyethylene and the hard plastic shell was a three-quarter length.
- The main outcome measure in the present study was a lower limb overuse injury requiring a visit at the garrison physician and requiring suspension from the duty. [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00922246
|Centre of Military Medicine|
|Helsinki, Finland, 00301|