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Foot pain is common symptom in rheumatoid arthritis however theprevalence remained unknown further clinicians overlook seekinginformation about foot pain which result in under treatment Footsymptoms and signs are not involved in Disease activity scoring systemDAS28 for Rheumatoid Arthritis We conducted a cohort study in groupof patient with diagnosis of Rheumatoid arthritis to see how common isfoot pain and how was it manageMethodWe study 76 patients with established diagnosis of Rheumatoid arthritiswho attended Rheumatology out patients clinic by questionnaire andsubsequently their medical notes laboratory results and radiologyresults reviewed The study was approved by local ethic committee ResultsThe total number of the patients was 76 24 male and 52 female Theaverage age was 6041 years old About 70 have sero-positive Rheumatoidarthritis and 20 sero-negative and the rest were not characterisedFrom the study group 88 reported foot pain symptoms at some stage fromthose more than half of them reported foot pain symptoms as earlysymptoms of their presentation and about 3 out of 4 considered it as oneof their main problems 35 of the patients were reported to havedefinitive erosive changes in their plain film x ray Just about 31 ofour study group voluntarily had discussion about foot pain with theirdoctors in the clinic for that just about 37 referred and assessed byphysiotherapist from those almost 31 had cushion or insole made forthemSummaryFoot pain is one of the most common and genuine Rheumatoid arthritis asymptom which is always needs to look for so can be managed properlywhich reduce the patients disability and symptomatology
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