Use and effects of custom-made therapeutic footwear on lower-extremity-related pain and activity limitations in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: A prospective observational study of a cohort.

@article{Dahmen2014UseAE,
  title={Use and effects of custom-made therapeutic footwear on lower-extremity-related pain and activity limitations in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: A prospective observational study of a cohort.},
  author={Rutger Dahmen and Saskia Buijsmann and Petra C Siemonsma and Maarten Boers and Gustaaf J. Lankhorst and L D Roorda},
  journal={Journal of rehabilitation medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={46 6},
  pages={
          561-7
        }
}
OBJECTIVES An estimated 55-90% of patients with rheumatoid arthritis have foot problems. Therapeutic footwear is frequently prescribed as part of usual care, but data on its use and effect is incomplete. This study aimed to investigate the use and effects of therapeutic footwear. METHODS Patients with rheumatoid arthritis receiving custom-made therapeutic footwear for the first time formed an inception cohort. Patients reported their therapeutic footwear use on 3 consecutive days in activity… CONTINUE READING

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