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Signs You Need Geriatric Foot Care 2

As an office offering geriatric foot care, we are here to let patients know that getting older does not mean that you will have to accept restrictions in your daily activities due to foot health. It is entirely possible to maintain optimal foot health with age as long as the patient takes proper precautions.

It is important to seek treatment the minute signs or symptoms appear and remain longer than a day or so. To do so, we suggest scheduling an appointment with our clinic anytime you notice any of the following symptoms:

We can address any of these issues in our clinic so it is important to visit us immediately for professional treatment and care.

IT DOES NOT HAVE TO HAPPEN TO YOU

Geriatric foot care is common since elderly suffer from foot problems on a regular basis. While geriatric foot issues are incredibly common in elderly, that does not mean it has to happen to you. Just because friends or family members suffer a loss of mobility due to foot pain does not mean that everyone suffers the same loss. With the right care and steps, it is possible to continue walking around for years to come.

TAKE CARE OF THE FEET

One key factor in geriatric foot care is preventative care. It is important to take care of the feet to reduce the likelihood of health problems. We recommend doing the following:

REST

Anytime the feet hurt or ache, it is important to give them rest. Listening to the body is an easy way to prevent injuries because the body will make it clear when rest is necessary.

KEEP THEM CLEAN

Keeping the feet clean is absolutely critical, especially for people who struggle with diabetes. We recommend washing feet at least once per day but sometimes more when the feet are sweating. Then, put on a pair of clean and dry socks to wear throughout the day. Anyone who is at risk for foot problems may want to switch them out midday as well.

WEAR COMFORTABLE AND SUPPORTIVE SHOES

Using the appropriate pair of shoes can make a big difference in what happens to the feet. The shoes need to fit securely and allow for steady walking but cannot be too tight.

TREAT ANY SORES, CUT, BRUISES OR BUNIONS

Anytime there are changes to the physical appearance or health of the feet, it is important to visit our office immediately for geriatric foot care. We can conduct an examination to determine what is causing the problem and the best treatment. Patients need to begin treatment right away so that the problem does not spread or get worse.

TREATMENT SOLUTIONS

We offer a variety of treatment solutions, most of which are noninvasive. Visiting the doctor does not mean that the patient will end up needing surgery or an expensive procedure. Very often, we have much easier ways to treat the problem. If, however, surgery is necessary for a particular issue, we will make that recommendation to ensure that our patients have the best chance of maintaining their mobility over time.

Learn more about how we can help you, call or visit our clinic.

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