Calf muscle stretching is ineffective in reducing plantar pressure in the diabetic foot?

Recent compelling data by Searle and coworkers report the following:

Ankle equinus is associated with increased plantar pressure in people with diabetes

Adults with diabetes and ankle equinus undertook 8 weeks of static calf stretching

No significant increase in ankle dorsiflexion was seen following the intervention

Additionally no significant reduction in plantar pressures was noted

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