Therapeutic footwear and orthotics are orthopaedic devices designed to treat or adjust various biomechanical foot complications especially among athletes. The aim of this study is to review the past and present advances made into therapeutic footwear research and also what is yet required to be done in the future in order to determine how the available research evidence on the use of therapeutic footwear can contribute to offload pressure in the foot in a predictable fashion to allow informed clinical prescription for foot pressure related problems such as ulcer prevention, ulcer treatment, and plantar pressure reduction in the diabetic foot.
Shariatmadari, M. R., English, R., & Rothwell, G. (2010). A review of developments into therapeutic running footwear research. In Procedia Engineering (Vol. 2, pp. 2811–2816). Elsevier Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2010.04.071