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Table 2 Table of themes

From: “I need somebody who knows about feet” a qualitative study investigating the lived experiences of conservative treatment for patients with posterior tibial tendon dysfunction

Superordinate themesSubordinate themes
Adverse experience during the patient journeyInappropriate referral
Loss
Stoicism
Treatment burdenIncreased workload of healthcare
Negative self-conceptMetaphor and bracing
Footwear and gendered embodiment
Resistance to change