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Foot orthosis treatment improves physical activity but not muscle quantity in patients with concurrent rheumatoid arthritis and

Hishikawa et al.
Used Parameters : MM

Publication Year : 2020

Country : Japan

Journal : Mod Rheumatol

Objectives Foot impairment in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) may exacerbate sarcopenia from physical inactivity because of foot pain while walking. The present study aimed to investigate the prevalence of sarcopenia in patients with RA-associated foot impairment, and whether treatment with a foot orthosis improved physical activity and muscle quantity. Methods Thirty-two patients with RA were diagnosed as sarcopenic or nonsarcopenic, and the prevalence of sarcopenia was determined. Eleven patients with sarcopenia were treated with a foot …
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