Menz, HB, Lim, PQ, Hurn, SE, Mickle, KJ, Buldt, AK, Cotchett, MP, Roddy, E ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8954-7082, Wluka, AE, Erbas, B and Munteanu, SE (2022) Footwear, foot orthoses and strengthening exercises for the non-surgical management of hallux valgus: protocol for a randomised pilot and feasibility trial. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 15 (1).

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<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:sec> <jats:title>Background</jats:title> <jats:p>Hallux valgus is a common and disabling condition. This randomised pilot and feasibility trial aims to determine the feasibility of conducting a fully-powered parallel group randomised trial to evaluate the effectiveness of a multifaceted non-surgical intervention for reducing pain associated with hallux valgus.</jats:p> </jats:sec><jats:sec> <jats:title>Methods</jats:title> <jats:p>Twenty-eight community-dwelling women with painful hallux valgus will be randomised to receive either a multifaceted, non-surgical intervention (footwear, foot orthoses, foot exercises, advice, and self-management) or advice and self-management alone. Outcome measures will be obtained at baseline, 4, 8 and 12 weeks. The primary outcome is feasibility, which will be evaluated according to demand, acceptability, adherence, adverse events, and retention rate. Limited efficacy testing will be conducted on secondary outcome measures including foot pain (the Manchester-Oxford Foot Questionnaire), foot muscle strength (hand-held dynamometry), general health-related quality of life (the Short Form-12), use of cointerventions, and participants’ perception of overall treatment effect. Biomechanical testing will be conducted at baseline to evaluate the immediate effects of the footwear/orthotic intervention on pressure beneath the foot and on the medial aspect of the first metatarsophalangeal joint and hallux.</jats:p> </jats:sec><jats:sec> <jats:title>Discussion</jats:title> <jats:p>This study will determine the feasibility of conducting a fully-powered randomised trial of footwear, foot orthoses, foot exercises, advice and self-management for relieving pain associated with hallux valgus and provide insights into potential mechanisms of effectiveness.</jats:p> </jats:sec><jats:sec> <jats:title>Trial registration</jats:title> <jats:p>Australian and New Zealand Clinical Trial Registry (<jats:ext-link xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink" ext-link-type="uri" xlink:href="https://www.anzctr.org.au/Trial/Registration/TrialReview.aspx?id=381214">ACTRN12621000645853</jats:ext-link>).</jats:p> </jats:sec>

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Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Medicine
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2022 14:27
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2022 14:27
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/11027

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