Foot Care for Older Adults

Foot related issues are frequently encountered in older adults. Because of this, foot care is important for enhancing the overall health and well-being of this population. Various foot problems commonly seen in older individuals include bunions, corns, calluses, and issues related to toenails. These types of foot conditions can negatively impact mobility, independence, and quality of life in elderly people. Regular foot care routines in older adults include keeping the feet clean and dry, wearing properly fitting shoes, and examining the feet regularly. If you are an older adult, it is suggested that you include a podiatrist on your healthcare team. Finding and addressing foot problems early is valuable to prevent more serious issues, in addition to enhancing overall quality of life.

If you need your feet checked, contact Craig Foster, DPM of Traction Podiatry Group. Our practitioner will attend to all of your foot and ankle needs and provide you with quality treatment.

Geriatrics and Podiatry
When people age, some common issues that may occur are bone density loss, dry skin, poor circulation, and rough brittle nails. These issues may also affect your foot health if the necessary steps are not taken to alleviate the problems.

It is important to take care of your feet because feet that are injured or diseased can affect your overall health. Having painful feet hinders your ability to do daily activities or may decrease your willingness to do the things that you need to do.

Visiting Your Geriatrician
As we age, health problems become more likely, so it is essential to visit your doctor for check-ups to ensure that you are doing the best you can to take care of your health. It is recommended to check your feet frequently for any possible cuts, bruises, swelling, corns or any other irregularities. 

Taking Care of Elderly Feet
Cracked or dry feet can be treated by applying moisturizer often. It is also important not to wear old socks because the older the sock is, the higher the possibility there will be that there is bacteria there. Wear fresh socks and make sure they fit properly.

Proper foot health means that you can have a more active lifestyle and you will not be bogged down by pain. Foot health also leads to good circulation, which is paramount for overall health.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Gilbert, AZ . We offer the newest diagnostic tools and technology to treat your foot and ankle needs.

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