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Social isolation and lower limb management during the pandemic: a streamline approach

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Social isolation and lower limb management during the pandemic: a streamline approach

Ellie Lindsay
6 November 2020

The ageing process starts when we are 20, and provided you have otherwise good health, does not cause significant problems until we turn 90 (Muir Gray, 2015) yet, there is a belief that old age is not fun and It has been stated that the ideal shelf life for many people is 70 year and many refer to seniors as ‘past it’ yet the very idea that humans have a ‘shelf life’ is nothing more than an inconvenience to society is a profoundly depressing one. With demographic changes, we are increasingly seeing the over 65 age group living alone in poverty and social isolation owing to movement of their families and communities becoming more fragmented due to the changes in social classes. This can be a major factor in both an urban and rural community where people with problems associated with the lower limb and foot may experience a further sense of

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