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Full trial results have now been published (Hylton Menz, 01 October 2014)

This study is now complete and the final results have been published in the Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine (http://www.medicaljournals.se/jrm/content/?doi=10.2340/16501977-1130) read full comment

Comment on: Hendry et al. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 2:21

Full trial results have now been published (Hylton Menz, 01 October 2014)

This study is now complete and the final results have been published in Annals of Family Medicine (http://annfammed.org/content/12/5/432.abstract)   read full comment

Comment on: van der Zwaard et al. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 4:11

Full trial results have now been published (Hylton Menz, 01 October 2014)

This study is now complete and the final results have been published in the Journals of Gerontology: Medical Sciences (http://biomedgerontology.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2014/09/08/gerona.glu169.abstract). read full comment

Comment on: Menz et al. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 7:3

Full trial results have now been published (Hylton Menz, 01 October 2014)

This study is now complete and the final results have been published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine (http://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2014/09/22/bjsports-2014-093845.abstract). read full comment

Comment on: Munteanu et al. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 2:27

Full results of trial have now been published (Hylton Menz, 08 April 2014)

The results of this trial have been published in Physical Therapy. See PubMed link below: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24700136 read full comment

Comment on: Cotchett et al. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 4:5

Response from the Editors regarding letter from Mr David Cashley (Karl Landorf, 18 January 2014)

The editors of Journal of Foot and Ankle Research read with interest the correspondence from Mr David Cashley regarding our recent editorial, JFAR’s role in publishing believable research findings. We thank Mr Cashley for his eloquent and thought provoking... read full comment

Comment on: Landorf et al. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 6:49

A response to the editorial “JFAR's role in publishing believable research findings”  (David Cashley, 13 January 2014)

May I first congratulate the editorial team for the publication of an excellent journal. Whilst this journal publishes many excellent papers, the recent editorial entitled “JFAR's role inpublishing believable research findings” raises some concern. I doubt any reader would argue with the sentiment and thrust of the editorial but the assertion that “results must bebelievable” is concerning. The article states “The fundamental premise of scientific publication is the reporting of empirically verifiable facts, which means believable information.” This is fundamentally incorrect, scientifically flawed and introduces potential for publication bias. By whom must the results be believed in order to be published? This statement holds an assumption that... read full comment

Comment on: Landorf et al. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 6:49

Half marathon induced changes in navicular height might occur early in the run. (Bill Vicenzino, 28 June 2013)

Nice study - well done and I hope to see more from your group.

Quick comment.

In respect to the navicular height measurements it reminded me of a finding we reported in 2000 in which our control no tape group who jogged 10minutes exhibited a 3mm (SEmean 0.35) drop from baseline and that didn't change much over 20 minutes of jogging (3.4mm (0.6))[1]. I think this raises the possibility that the major part of the change in foot posture occurs very early.

1. Vicenzino B, Griffiths SR, Griffiths LA, Hadley A. Effect of antipronation tape and temporary orthotic on vertical navicular height before and after exercise. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2000 Jun 1;30(6):333¿9. read full comment

Comment on: Cowley et al. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 6:20

Consensus approach for dry needling in Cotchett et al trial (Hylton Menz, 17 June 2013)

Details regarding the consensus approach for dry needling referred to in this manuscript can be found here:

Cotchett MP, Landorf KB, Munteanu SE, Raspovic AM. Consensus for dry needling for plantar heel pain (plantar fasciitis): a modified Delphi study.Acupunct Med. 2011 Sep;29(3):193-202.
PubMed link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21504939

Results of the trial were also reported at the Australasian Podiatry Conference, June 2-5, 2013. The abstract can be found here:

http://www.jfootankleres.com/content/6/S1/O8 read full comment

Comment on: Cotchett et al. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 4:5

Intra-articular hyaluronan for first MTPJ osteoarthritis trial published (Hylton Menz, 12 May 2012)

The trial described in this protocol paper has now been published in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases:

http://ard.bmj.com/content/70/10/1838.abstract read full comment

Comment on: Munteanu et al. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 2:2

Ultrasound movie of infiltration technique available at YouTube channel (Hylton Menz, 12 May 2012)

An ultrasound movie of the medial oblique plantar fascia infiltration technique used in this study can be viewed at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5nsEMypmlg read full comment

Comment on: McMillan et al. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 3:15

All Podiatrists should be able to recognise suspected Malignant Melanoma (Ursula Igoe, 29 January 2011)

This is a very useful article & I believe that there has not been enough research undertaken about recognising Plantar or Subungal Malignant Melanoma. Whilst practicing over the past 8 years, I have recognised 2 cases of Malignant Melanoma both of which were on the lower leg. In both cases I urged the Patients to see their Gp's urgently, who referred the patients for excision of the lesion. In both cases the MM was caught early before metastisising, with a good prognosis. I graduated from Huddersfield University & I am grateful,that, during my training, it was emphasised how to recognise Malignant Melanoma. read full comment

Comment on: Bristow et al. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 3:22

MatScan video available at JFAR YouTube Channel (Hylton Menz, 02 September 2010)

A video showing the output of the MatScan system used in this study has been linked to the JFAR YouTube Channel:

http://www.youtube.com/JFootAnkleRes#p/f/0/QuaEdhgLdKM

The JFAR editorial team read full comment

Comment on: Zammit et al. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 3:11

Corrections to additional files 2 and 3 (Bill Vicenzino, 13 April 2010)

The authors would like to highlight to readers the following corrections to additional files 2 and 3:
Additional file 2: ST stance average for the difference between tape and pre-tape conditions is missing a minus sign and should read -0.4 (-0.8 to -0.1)
Additional file 3: : Knee sagittal minimum for the difference between post-tape and pre-tape conditions is missing a minus sign and should read -0.5 (-0.9 to -0.2)

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Comment on: Franettovich et al. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 3:5

Need for custom orthotics vs. prefabricated orthotics (Eddie Davis, 02 March 2010)

I agree that prefabricated orthotics can provide a similar therapeutic benefit to custom orthotics in a number of scenarios. I wore eyeglasses with a very high degree of correction before I underwent refractive surgery in 2006. Now, I need wear only reading glasses obtained from a retail store. Recently, I had an eye exam and the optometrist informed me that I would do somewhat better with a prescription pair. I obtained the prescription pair but did not feel it worked as well as the "prefab" pair.

I prescribe three categories of foot orthotics in my practice: prefabricated, customized prefabricated and true custom orthotics. The decision as to which category to choose is based, in part, upon the nature of the prescription required by the patient. My heel pain/plantar fasciitis... read full comment

Comment on: Menz Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 2:23