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Podiatric management of psoriasis

Discussion in 'General Issues and Discussion Forum' started by airamasor, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. airamasor

    airamasor Active Member


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    Hi everyone,

    I'm in my first year and I'm working in a essay involving psoriasis.
    Although I can find all relevant information about treatments availables, I can not find anything relevant to podiatrists.
    I know if severe, the condition has to be treated by a dermatologist, however is there anything the podiatrist can prescribe, appart from emolients and topical treatment?
    Also does anyone know a good website, journal, book where I can find the information myself? I've Google it but I had no good results.
     
  2. greatwhite

    greatwhite Active Member

    You may wish to look in to treatment of Psoriatic nails and footwear advice if that is causing irritation in addition to what you have mentioned. Also, you may consider that temporary deflective devices may be required to redistribute pressure from painful plantar areas that may be affected.
     
  3. Don't forget psoriatic arthritis. I found this within twenty seconds of searching
    http://www.arc.org.uk/arthinfo/patpubs/6029/6029.asp
    http://www.rheumatology.org/public/factsheets/psoriatic_new.asp

    It's usually all about the search terms that you enter. Try:
    psoriatic arthritis feet podiatry
    or
    psoriasis feet podiatry
     
  4. Daniel Bagnall

    Daniel Bagnall Active Member

    We don’t normally have any involvement with the primary treatment and management of psoriasis in the lower limb. However, we should be able to recognize the clinical signs and symptoms of psoriasis in the lower limb. Podiatrists usually treat the secondary complications associated with the disease i.e. nails, skin, deflections etc (as greatwhite mentioned).
     
  5. airamasor

    airamasor Active Member

    Thank you everyone for your answers and for helping me to understand better the role of the podiatrist.
    Thanks a lot
     
  6. admin

    admin Administrator Staff Member

    And don't forget all the info under the psoriasis tag
     
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