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Foot Problems Are Common in Older Adults

Monday, 05 April 2021 00:00

We often associate foot pain and disorders of the feet and ankles with athletes or people who spend most of their time working on their feet, but did you know that foot problems are also extremely common in the elderly? Between 71-87% of older adults are affected by foot disorders. This is a serious concern, as foot conditions in the elderly are associated with balance problems, fractures, reduced mobility, an increased risk of falling, and a decrease in overall quality of life. Routine foot care, conducted both at home and by a healthcare professional, is an important part of healthcare for seniors. If you or an older loved one are experiencing any foot problems, please seek the care of a podiatrist. 

If you need your feet checked, contact one of our podiatrists of Romeo Foot & Ankle Clinic. Our doctors 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 one of our our offices located in Washington, and Shelby Townships, MI . We offer the newest diagnostic tools and technology to treat your foot and ankle needs.

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