High Plantar Shear, Foot Pain, and People with Rheumatoid Arthritis

People with rheumatoid arthritis may experience increased mediolateral shear stresses on their feet than controls. This results in increased pain. That is the conclusion of another study on plantar shear forces conducted by Metin Yavuz of the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine and researchers from the Cleveland Clinic: “Plantar Shear Stress Distribution in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis.”

We are unaware of clinicians using ShearBan® to relieve plantar shear stresses for people with rheumatoid arthritis. If you know of clinicians who use ShearBan for this purpose, we would be interested in learning about their experiences.

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2 thoughts on “High Plantar Shear, Foot Pain, and People with Rheumatoid Arthritis

  1. Pingback: A Foot Callus (Hyperkeratosis) or Corn and Rheumatoid Arthritis Resulting in Pain « Inside Tamarack Blog

  2. Thank you for your insightful article. We need to get the word out about how diverse this diesease is. It can effect so many parts of the body. My mother died from complications due to RA. The disease RA slowly deteriorated her cervical spine creating Spinal Cord Syndrome and when she was finally diagnosed correctly, there was a 90% chance she would have died in surgery. The proceeds from, “Death by Rheumatoid Arthritis” will go to The Arthritis Foundation. The book shares her personal and medical battle with the disease. She was a wonderful, selfless Mother and my best friend.

    May God bless you for your work in this field.

    Carla Jones

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