Guidelines for the management of the foot health problems associated with rheumatoid arthritis.

  title={Guidelines for the management of the foot health problems associated with rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Anita Ellen Williams and Samantha C. E. Davies and Andrea Graham and Abbie Dagg and Kerry Longrigg and Caroline Lyons and Catherine J Bowen},
  journal={Musculoskeletal care},
  volume={9 2},
BACKGROUND Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) as a chronic systemic disease, commonly affects the feet, impacting negatively on patients' quality of life. Specialist podiatrists have a prime role to play in the assessment and management of foot and ankle problems within this patient group. However, it has been identified that in many areas there is no specialist podiatry service, with many patients being managed by non-specialist podiatrists. Therefore, the North West Clinical Effectiveness Group for… CONTINUE READING


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