Seniors Foot Care
As we age, we tend to have more health problems. Our feet are no exception. Some foot problems are inherited, but most of them are a result of trauma and years of constant use. Fortunately, most of these problems can be treated so
that you can remain active for the rest of your life.
Even a simple task of cutting nails may become a problem due to poor eyesight or difficulty bending down. If the nails are deformed
and thick, a chiropodist or podiatrist can treat them for you and advise you on proper care. In most cases, proper foot care and treatment of any other foot problems should ensure comfort and mobility for many years.
Prevent foot problems
Preventative foot care and yearly assessment by a chiropodist/podiatrist is key to
likelihood of potential foot complications.
• Wear recommended footwear
• Check your feet daily (your foot specialist can show you how)
• Have nails, corns, calluses and other foot problems treated by a chiropodist/podiatrist
• Don’t go barefoot, even indoors
• Don’t over soak your feet or put hot water bottles on your feet
• Socks should be the right size and free of seams
• Don’t have pedicures at nail salons to avoid the risk of cuts and possible infection