Category: Foot Care for Seniors

What Happens to Your Feet as You Age?

Your feet really get abused over the years, so it’s important to be aware of what to expect as you get older and to remember that you have to keep your feet and the rest of your body in tip-top shape to avoid major problems. While proper exercise and diet can mitigate the effects of […]

Arthritic Foot Pain

Arthritis is a catch-all term for a variety of conditions that erode the functioning of a normal joint. While arthritis often strikes the back, neck, hips, knees, shoulders and hands, it can also wreak havoc with the joints in your feet and ankles. Left untreated, the debilitating pain of arthritis can prevent you from walking […]

6 Exercises to Improve Your Balance

From learning to ride a bike to preventing falls, balance is an important skill to have, especially as you get older. Did you know that each year, 1 out of 3 people over the age of 65 have a fall? These falls can lead to serious and debilitating injuries, so it is beneficial to include […]

Footwear for Neuropathy

Footwear is important for overall foot health, but is especially important for those with diabetes. Diabetes commonly leads to foot complications including peripheral neuropathy, which refers to nerve damage that can cause tingling, burning, and numbness in the toes and feet. The inability to feel wetness, cold, cuts and other injuries poses a high risk […]

Balance Tips for Seniors

It’s a fact that 1 out of 3 senior citizens falls each year. More than 700,000 older patients end up in the hospital after a fall, including 250,000 with hip fractures. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – CDC). Falling is a real risk for older people and many times balance issues are the problem. […]

Nutrition Matters to Your Feet

When you prepare a meal or get a snack, you probably don’t think about your feet. But it’s true that nutrition and diet affect our feet as much as the rest of our body. Many foot diseases and conditions are caused by tissue inflammation. Often an inflammation of the plantar fascia, a thick band of […]

10 Foot Care Tips for Patients with Diabetes

Because diabetes causes restricted blood flow to the legs and also nerve damage that reduces sensation in the feet, patients with diabetes often suffer from serious foot problems. If the diabetes is uncontrolled in extreme cases, a toe or foot may have to be amputated although these are much less common today. So it is […]

Reducing a Senior Citizen’s Risk of Falling

Every year millions of senior citizens fall and one in five falls results in a serious injury. Sadly, many of these can be prevented. Improperly fitting footwear as well as problems with balance and gait can lead to a fall. To reduce the chance of a fall with a serious injury: Exercise regularly to improve […]

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