Impacts of foot orthoses on pain and disability in rheumatoid arthritics.

  title={Impacts of foot orthoses on pain and disability in rheumatoid arthritics.},
  author={Kendon J. Conrad and Elly Budiman-Mak and Kathryn E. Roach and Donald Hedeker and R Caraballada and David Burks and Heather Moore},
  journal={Journal of clinical epidemiology},
  volume={49 1},
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) frequently causes foot pain and swelling that affect ambulation. Pharmaceutical management of pain and disability is standard in clinical practice. The use of functional posted foot orthoses, as an adjunct to pharmaceutical treatment, is a promising treatment for managing foot pain and disability in RA. Its effectiveness, however, has not been rigorously evaluated. We performed a double-blind clinical trial using foot orthoses vs. placebo orthoses in the management of… CONTINUE READING
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