rheumatology and foot health promotion

rheumatology and foot health promotion

70% of patients with rheumatoid disease have foot involvement and require access to ongoing care to maximize foot health, i.e. nail-cutting service, corn/callus reduction, clinical padding, chronic wound care, footwear advice, bespoke/semibespoke footwear provision, orthosis prescription and supply, intra-articular corticosteroid injection (e.g. for short-term control of intractable heel pain, tarsal tunnel syndrome and metatarsalgia); podiatric (bone/soft tissue; forefoot/rearfoot) surgery, foot health education, facilitated cross-referral within multidisciplinary rheumatology clinic