Foot Care for Seniors

Senior Citizens
A high percentage of podiatric patients are seniors, with a variety of ailments. As the body ages, circulatory impairment as well as degenerative joint and skin conditions are common findings. However, with proper care and attention to their feet, seniors may enjoy many years of pain-free foot function.

Foot care for the elderly includes muscle weakness, imbalance disorders, arthritis, corns, calluses, vascular-related disorders, bony prominences, diabetic ulcers, poor circulation, nail problems, skin rashes, loss of sensation, weight-bearing imbalance and skeletal deformities (that can have an effect on the back as well as ankles, knees and hips).

FYI

The average person takes 8,000 to 10,000 steps each day on pavement, tiles, and other surfaces. With each step, a gravity induced pressure of about three to four times the body's weight bears down on each foot.