counter arch

counter arch

An arch used to counteract the thrust of another arch.
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used a randomized study design to ascertain whether custom orthoses, over the counter arch supports, or tension night splints were more beneficial in the treatment of plantar fasciitis over a 3 month period (Table 4).
7) The custom orthoses group showed the greatest improvement over time in daily VAS score, although the results were not significantly better than in the night splint and over the counter arch support groups.
First step pain outcomes were reported as excellent or good for 61% of the custom-made orthoses group, and 57% each for the over-the- counter arch support and night splint groups.