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Footwear for the rheumatoid foot and ankle

  • M. Bouysset
  • P. Hugueny
  • G. Guaydier-Souquières
  • F. Lapeyre

Abstract

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a destructive disease leading to deformity. The medical treatment of RA includes, among other options, drugs and adequate footwear. It requires careful monitoring of the foot. The principal deformities of the rheumatoid foot are due to two main factors: inflammatory synovitis which plays a major role, followed by mechanical stresses (and among them static disorders in particular). Now the disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs play an essential role against the inflammatory process, helped if necessary by intra-articular corticosteroid or isotopic injections. Local treatment with appropriate footwear aims to decrease the influence of these harmful factors which cause pain and deformity.

Keywords

Rheumatoid Arthritis Plantar Pressure Metatarsal Head Inflammatory Involvement Shoe Insert 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Bouysset
    • 1
  • P. Hugueny
    • 1
  • G. Guaydier-Souquières
    • 2
  • F. Lapeyre
    • 3
  1. 1.Villefranche-sur-SaôneFrance
  2. 2.Centre hospitalier universitaire de CaenCaen CedexFrance
  3. 3.Centre de grand appareillageLyonFrance

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