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What influences older people to seek help for foot problems?

Discussion in 'Gerontology' started by NewsBot, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. NewsBot

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    Musculoskeletal foot problems in primary care: what influences older people to consult?
    Menz HB, Jordan KP, Roddy E, Croft PR.
    Rheumatology (Oxford). 2010 Jul 25
     
  2. Andrew Scicluna

    Andrew Scicluna Welcome New Poster

    Hi Hylton

    As usual a great article - are there any studies on the perceptions of older people on Podiatry, that is what they think of the podiatry as a profession.

    Thanks

    Andrew
     
  3. andersonkchan

    andersonkchan Active Member

    Either way, the older MALE population are VERY reluctant..
    surely due to self pride, scared to "lose face" , and all the rest..
     
  4. Boots n all

    Boots n all Well-Known Member

    l would argue that andersonkchan.

    l have know of no study to back it up, but men with foot issues (other than Diabetes) are few and far between because most have worn sensible lace up supportive shoe all their lives.

    Not all women are in a hurry to seek help because they know its their beloved heels causing the problem, lets face it no 80 year old women wants to give up her heels and wear shoes that look like "Grandma" shoes.:D
     
  5. andersonkchan

    andersonkchan Active Member

    Hi Boots n all (very suitable username by the way!),

    I do agree that in the general population , there are definitely more women that requires podiatric attention than men. (due to the reasons you have noted).
    However I think that say if a male and a female , at 65 years of age, both cannot reach their feet, having a HD on dorsal 5th IPJ (for example) , the female would seek help sooner than the male. (assuming if the male seeks help at all!)
     
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