Foot care is very easily overlooked in the elderly as attention is usually paid to issues such as joints, illnesses, and mental health. However, having healthy feet, especially for seniors, is very important as feet lose cushioning with age and nails can get brittle. This can slow down the healing of sores and can make it difficult or even impossible to walk.
Feet are the foundation of our lives. Taking proper care of feel can prevent a lot of health problems down the road. Here are some of the benefits of foot care.
Foot problems reduce mobility. The longer the feet are keeping your loved one up, the longer they can keep a healthy and active lifestyle going. Having mobility issues can prevent seniors from maintaining an active lifestyle.
Many seniors have poor circulation in their feet, which can slow the healing of foot sores. A foot massage can greatly improve the circulation. Improper foot care can aggravate lower lumbar pain if left untreated.
By keeping a close eye on feet, you can spot early warning signs for health problems. Health problems such as poor circulation, diabetes, nerve damage, and arthritis can all have a noticeable effect on feet. For example, An excess of dead skin on the feet may be a sign of a low thyroid condition. Be sure check with your doctor if your feet have excess accumulation of dead skin in spite of regular exfoliation.
Taking care of your senior loved one's feet and watching out for any problems brings a lot of benefits.
Our roster of expert chiropodists and foot care nurses makes sure your family receives the best foot care. Whichever problems arise with respect to your feet, whether it is pain, calluses, or fungus, our foot care staff will create a personalized management plan for your particular needs.
Give us a call at 1-800-856-2836 to discuss how your family and loved one may benefit from foot care.