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Chronic foot pain in older people.

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Abstract

Foot pain is a common accompaniment of advancing age, affecting at least one in four older people. However, management of foot pain is a largely undervalued aspect of geriatric health care, resulting in many older people needlessly enduring chronic foot pain and related disability. The aim of this review is to provide an overview of (i) the prevalence and risk factors for foot pain, (ii) the impact of foot pain on mobility and quality of life, and (iii) the conservative management of foot pain. The available evidence indicates that although foot pain is common and disabling in older people, conservative interventions such as routine foot care, footwear advice and foot orthoses are effective at reducing foot pain and may also assist in maintaining mobility and independence in this age group.

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(2016). Chronic foot pain in older people. Maturitas, 110 - 114. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.maturitas.2016.06.011

Acceptance Date Jun 21, 2016
Publication Date Sep 1, 2016
Journal Maturitas
Print ISSN 0378-5122
Publisher Elsevier
Pages 110 - 114
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.maturitas.2016.06.011
Keywords foot; pain; ageing
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.maturitas.2016.06.011

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