113148 - How to Treat quiz: Foot pain
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How to Treat quiz: Foot pain
Relevance to General Practice
Musculoskeletal problems account for around 10% of presentations to the GP in Australia every year. A large study of UK general practice found 10% of musculoskeletal presentations were due to foot and ankle problems and the majority of these were chronic and non-traumatic in origin.
Persistent foot pain can lead to significant diagnostic challenges. There are multiple causes of pain in each region of the foot and investigation and management will vary depending on the underlying condition.
- On completion of this activity, the participant will be able to discuss the common causes of foot pain.
- On completion of this activity, the participant will be able to explain the indications for surgery in patients with foot pain.
- On completion of this activity, the participant will be able to describe the investigation of patients with foot pain.