Insoles, added toe orthoses can improve RA, OA metatarsalgia outcomes

Polypropylene terephthalate and custom silicone toe orthoses improved outcomes in forefoot involvement in rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis patients, especially if treatment began with insoles and combined with toe orthoses at a later time. Researchers recruited 13 patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and 11 with osteoarthritis (OA) and metatarsalgia from the outpatient clinic at Piero Palagi Hospital in Florence, Italy, between September to November 2012 and the study continued through May 2013.

Polypropylene terephthalate and custom silicone toe orthoses improved outcomes in forefoot involvement in rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis patients, especially if treatment began with insoles and combined with toe orthoses at a later time. Researchers recruited 13 patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and 11 with osteoarthritis (OA) and metatarsalgia from the outpatient clinic at Piero Palagi Hospital in Florence, Italy, between September to November 2012 and the study continued through May 2013.

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Insoles, added toe orthoses can improve RA, OA metatarsalgia outcomes