Age and its Effect on Your Feet

Your feet are already often neglected and as you get older that only becomes worse. As you get older your feet face a number of negative effects that alter your health

  • Age Related Foot & Ankle problems
    • Foot Deformities
      • Bunions, hammertoes, flatfeet, etc
    • Skin and Nail Changes
    • Decreased Bone Strength
    • Arthritis
    • Toenail Changes
      • Thickening, discoloration, difficult to trim, fungal infections
  • Other Health Problems
  • Age Related Skin Changes
    • Skin becomes thinner
      • Years of standing and walking
      • Corns and Calluses
    • Cushioning becomes thinner
      • Pain when standing/walking

One of the most common issues seen in older patients is Arthritis

  • Can develop in any joint at any part of the body
  • Is a form of wear and tear in the body
  • Common with age
  • Most common n the big toe and ankle which can eventually lead to difficulty walking and development of corns and calluses

What should you do if you see these symptoms start to develop

  • Foot Deformities
    • Footwear modifications suggested by your podiatrist
    • Foot and Ankle surgery if your doctor sees fit
  • Regularly examine your feet
  • Moisturize your feet regularly
  • Wear properly fitting shoes
  • Use recommended topical creams and over the counter padding
  • Modify your everyday exercises/activities
  • Regularly trim your nails

Having a podiatrist that you see regularly is extremely important especially as you get older

Give us a call at 301- 441- 2655 to make an appointment to see one of our doctors

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