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Table 5 Frequency of selected healthcare use for foot pain

From: The epidemiology of symptomatic midfoot osteoarthritis in community-dwelling older adults: cross-sectional findings from the Clinical Assessment Study of the Foot

Healthcare use for foot pain Adults with symptomatic midfoot OA (n = 119)
N Proportion
   % (95 % CI)
Healthcare professional consulted in last 12 months  
GP 55 46.2 (37.1, 55.3)
Physiotherapist 22 18.5 (11.4, 25.6)
Podiatrist/chiropodist 57 47.9 (39.0, 57.0)
Any of the above 86 72.3 (64.1, 80.4)
Pain medication in last month
Paracetamol 43 36.1 (27.4, 44.9)
Mild/moderate opioids 38 31.9 (23.4, 40.4)
Topical cream/gel/spray 37 31.1 (22.7, 39.5)
NSAIDs, including coxibs 33 27.7 (19.6, 35.9)
Herbal/nutraceuticals 25 21.0 (13.6, 28.4)
Any of the above 84 70.6 (62.3, 78.9)
  1. Based on complete case clinic data
  2. OA osteoarthritis, CI confidence interval, GP general practitioner, NSAIDs non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs