Si quiere leer este sitio de web en EspaƱol, por favor cambiar el lenguaje en la esquina superior derecha.

4 Important Geriatric Foot Care Treatments

Geriatric foot care treatments can be beneficial to the elderly. If you are currently in need of geriatric foot care services, then your next step is making an appointment with an experienced podiatrist. A podiatrist is a health care professional who has specifically trained to treat, diagnose and treat patients who are experiencing foot problems, ankle problems, as well as leg problems that are directly connected to foot and/or ankle problems. Podiatrists are also known for rehabilitation abilities, as an experienced podiatrist can treat conditions that are considered to be abnormal.

ABOUT GERIATRIC FOOT CARE

Geriatric foot care services differ from regular foot care services. Older people’s feet simply have more wear and tear, which means they are more susceptible to injury and even deformity. These age-related foot problems can lead to people experiencing pain and potentially cause a person to lose some of their mobility. The following list includes four of the more important foot care treatments for older adults.

TOENAIL TRIMMING

While it can be difficult for aging adults to properly trim a toenail, it is indeed necessary for their good foot health. The recommended toenail trimming procedure for older adults includes first soaking the toenails, sanitizing the nail clippers and then trimming the toenails straight across. This helps to prevent an ingrown toenail.

DIABETIC FOOT CARE

It is essential for aging adults who have been diagnosed with diabetes to pay close attention to the health of the feet. Diabetes is a health condition that can damage the blood vessels in the feet, which makes it harder for any wounds to heal. This means even a blister can turn into a serious infection. Diabetics should always wear socks and shoes and should perform exercises to promote good circulation in the feet.

FUNGAL INFECTIONS

When aging adults have a fungal infection in one or both feet, it means that there is an infection taking place underneath the toenail. If not treated, the infection will eventually spread. This will cause even more foot-related problems. It is necessary to visit a podiatrist for treatment to address fungal infections. Using over-the-counter options do not often work. Common signs include a discoloration, thickening or a deformity in a toenail.

FLAT FEET AKA FALLEN ARCHES

Flat feet is a condition that mostly occurs in older adults. The term is used to describe a situation in which the arch of one’s foot is not as it is supposed to be when they are standing up. This abnormal arch is associated with knee pain. It is necessary for any aging adults who has or thinks they have this condition to seek professional treatment.

CALL NOW FOR A GERIATRIC FOOT CARE APPOINTMENT

Your feet are very important to your overall health. It is necessary for you to take proper care of your feet. If you are currently experiencing problems that are affecting one or both of your feet, visit your podiatrist. You will first be evaluated so you can understand the foot care treatment options that are available to you.

Request an appointment here: https://footdoctorinsanjose.com or call Leonard Greenwald, D.P.M. at (408) 827-9483 for an appointment in our San Jose office.

Check out what others are saying about our services on Yelp: Read our Yelp reviews.

You Might Also Enjoy...

Types of Shoes That Make Bunion Pain Worse

Bunions are bony deformities of your foot, typically found at the bottom of your big toe. Poorly-fitting shoes can cause bunions, and some types of shoes can also make your bunion pain worse. Read on for information about bunions and footwear.

Does Bursitis Resolve on Its Own?

If you’re dealing with painful bursitis in your shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, or foot joints, you probably want to know what to do to resolve your discomfort. Will bursitis pain go away without treatment? Read to learn more.

All About the Achilles Tendon

Do you understand the function of your Achilles tendon, or calcaneal tendon, the band of tissue that connects your calf muscles to your heel bone? Achilles tendon injuries can cause heel pain and limit your mobility. Read to learn more.

3 Types of Orthotics

Custom orthotics support your feet as you stand, walk, and sit. Read to learn more about the different types of orthotics available, and how you could stand to benefit from using these custom devices.

Are You Cutting Your Toenails Properly?

Are you taking proper care of your toenails? Trimming your toenails properly can help prevent podiatry issues like ingrown nails and toenail fungus infections. Read on to learn the right way to cut your toenails!

How Diabetes Affects Your Feet

Diabetes affects your blood sugar and can require changing your lifestyle, watching what you eat, and regularly checking your blood sugar levels. But did you know that diabetes can also cause significant risks for your feet? Read to learn more.