Foot problems in the elderly: podiatric assessment and management
The aim of these guidelines is to:
establish clinical assessment criteria to identify symptoms of foot problems and identify risk factors that need a specialist opinion or treatment;
recommend appropriate podiatry treatments, following assessment of their efficacy and effect on autonomy in the elderly, in particular on standing balance and walking;
establish criteria for patient referral to the most appropriate health professional;
provide a shared record to encourage communication with the patient and between the health professionals treating the foot problem.