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Geriatric Foot Care

geriatric foot care

As you age, it’s important to pay attention to your overall health; this includes your feet. It is possible you can find yourself immobile and in pain for a number of reasons. To avoid this, it’s recommended that senior citizens, in particular, take early action in maintaining the health of their feet.

Some of the most common foot conditions found among geriatric patients include heel pain, ingrown toenails, corns, calluses, bunions, dry skin, brittle nails, complications due to arthritis and diabetes, and fungal infections.

It may be helpful to look into “custom-fitted” footwear that provides extra support for flat feet, high-arched feet and arthritic feet. These shoes also provide extra room in the toe box for ingrown toenails, corns, hammertoes and bunions. Furthermore, supportive footwear helps keep your balance while going about your daily activities. Depending on the foot condition, the podiatrist may suggest custom orthotics/shoe inserts to change the alignment of your feet.

If you’re experiencing foot pain of any kind or would like more information on how to maintain healthy feet as you age, we recommend you speak with a podiatrist who can offer you professional advice and guidance.

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