Our Gentle & Compassionate Podiatrists Are Experts in Geriatric Foot Care serving the Irwin & Greensburg, PA area
Senior Foot Care
It's normal for older men and women to experience some foot problems. Problems with feet may be the first sign of more serious medical conditions, particularly among seniors.
If feet begin to hurt then something might be wrong. Bones in the feet of older people naturally become more fragile. The natural cushioning on the feet also tends to become thinner with age, with an accompanying loss of shock-absorbing ability.
Health problems, such as diabetes, arthritis, circulatory disorders and nerve issues may first be revealed in the feet. If you notice a problem, schedule a consultation with Westmoreland Foot And Ankle Care.
Five foot care tips for senior men & women:
Check your feet regularly or have a member of your family check them for you.
It is important to keep blood circulating to your feet as much as possible. Do this by putting your feet up when you are sitting or lying down, stretching if you've had to sit for a long while, walking, having a gentle foot massage, or taking a warm foot bath. Don't sit for long periods of time (especially with your legs crossed).
Wear comfortable shoes with shock-absorbing soles, cushion insoles/shoe inserts or orthotic devices
Stop smoking. Smoking decreases blood supply and increases the chance of swelling and other circulatory problems.
Avoid exposing your feet to cold temperatures.