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Arthritis and Rheumatism

Occupational Therapist

09/05/2007

Question:

I have joint damage in my feet from RA and OA. My doctor is sending me to occupational theripist. What can an OT do to help my feet?

Answer:

An occupational therapist can help you learn ways of protecting your hands and feet in doing activities of daily living. Also, a therapist can help you manage with performing activities of daily living if there are limitations due to joint damage.

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Response by:

Johnny  Su, MD Johnny Su, MD
Formerly, Assistant Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University