Rheumatologists 'frustrated' over poor access to podiatry

Patients with diabetic foot problems have better foot care service than those with psoriatic arthritis, says podiatrist

Finding a podiatrist who knows how to treat psoriatic arthritis is one of the most frustrating aspects of managing foot problems associated with the disease, say Australasian rheumatologists.


They made the comments during a series of face-to-face surveys in Australia and New Zealand that included 10 rheumatologists, two rheumatology registrars, three podiatrists, a physiotherapist and a rheumatology care co-ordinator.

When asked what the major barriers to rheumatologists treating foot arthritis were, a common theme was poor access