A recent systematic review with meta-analysis (for those non-science folks reading one of the highest quality studies you can have!) looked at a common treatment options for Achilles tendinopathy: exercise, orthotics and splinting.
What they Measured:
Researchers measured function, pain and quality of life for managing Achilles tendinopathy, and analysis 22 studies with over 1100 participants.
What they Found:
Exercise improved pain and function while splinting at night and wearing orthotics provided no benefit to pain, function, or quality of life.
What this Means:
If you’re dealing with Achilles tendinopathy then seek the guidance and assistance of a physiotherapist who can coach you with the best exercises that are appropriate for you and your injury to get you feeling and moving better!
Don’t waste your money or effort on things like orthotics or splints that make no difference in your pain, function, or quality of life !
📖Study Link HERE