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Foot health management 

Foot health management
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Foot health management
Author(s):

Heidi Siddle

and Gordon Hendry

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198734451.003.0014
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date: 16 April 2021

This chapter will provide the reader with current evidence and the clinical strategies to improve the foot health management of patients with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases. The education of patients and health professionals will be key to implementing self-management early in the disease, together with the recognition of problems that require clinical intervention to improve the patient’s long-term outcomes. Unfortunately, there is still a lack of evidence to support many specific interventions, particularly for patients with connective tissue diseases. However, we can utilize increased understanding of the effects that these diseases have on the foot, together with clinical expertise, to manage symptoms and prevent damage and deformity.

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