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Older Adults and Foot Care

Proper foot health is important for older adults and can impact overall well-being and mobility. Neglected foot issues can lead to reduced quality of life and increased fall risks. Often, elders may overlook foot care due to poor vision or flexibility. Therefore, comprehensive podiatric exams should include foot assessments to spot issues early on. Common foot disorders in the elderly range from bunions and hammertoes to more serious conditions, such as fractures and Morton's neuroma. Disorders like plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis can affect the heel, while systemic conditions including diabetes and gout can also manifest as foot problems. If you are elderly and want to learn how to best take care of your feet, it is suggested that you schedule regular appointments with a podiatrist for examinations, in addition to obtaining knowledge on how to maintain good foot care.

If you need your feet checked, contact one of our podiatrists of Fusion Foot and Ankle. 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 our offices located in Fort Worth and Arlington, TX . We offer the newest diagnostic tools and technology to treat your foot and ankle needs.

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