Priority 26 from the Foot Health PSP

UNCERTAINTY: What general information do people need to know about arthritis of the feet? (JLA PSP Priority 26)
Overall ranking 26
JLA question ID 0092/26
Explanatory note The majority of the raw uncertainties that underpin this researchable question came from people with foot problems rather than practitioners and were focused upon how to recognise arthritis in the feet, manage painful symptoms and flares, how to avoid deformities and prevention of deterioration. Currently there is no evidence base from any systematic reviews in relation to what people with foot problems need to know about arthritis, although there are patient education resources from arthritis charities and the College of Podiatry. Understanding what the foot health educational needs are of people with foot related arthritis (of any type) and how they can access the most effective treatments is a key factor in enabling people with foot arthritis to understand their condition and manage their symptoms to reduce the risks of deterioration and the risks of significant foot-related morbidity that could potentially develop.   

No evidence from systematic review found 

Health Research Classification System category Generic health relevance 
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples Is it easy to mix up osteoarthritis and rheumatoid diagnosis of the feet? ~ Are foot problems inevitable with RA? ~ what could help with prevention of flare ups with inflammatory arthritis? ~ What are the best or most effective and efficient treatment methods for arthritis-related foot conditions in terms of success and for long-term. 
Submitted by Healthcare Professional x 1, Patient x 24
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0092
PSP name Foot Health
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 30  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 26 September 2019