Our hardworking feet still have a long way to take us! As we age, it’s very important to take good care of your feet to avoid serious health issues.
Now more than ever it’s important to pay attention to foot care – especially if you have any pre-existing health issues such as diabetes. Don’t ignore foot pain, or even a small bump or discolored area
Foot Care Tips for Aging Feet
Visit us once a year for a thorough foot exam. If you have diabetes, we recommend a foot check-up every six months.
Inspect your feet every day. Look for anything unusual or any sign of injury. Use a mirror to see the bottoms. Call us right away if you notice anything suspicious.
Stay active – with your doctor’s permission – to keep your circulation going and manage your weight.
Wash your feet every day and dry thoroughly, especially between the toes. Apply a rich foot lotion to keep your skin supple.
Avoid going barefoot. Stick with well-fitting and supportive shoes. Choose those with wide toe boxes for plenty of wiggle room. Stay away from flimsy shoes and flip-flops that are tripping hazards and have little support.
Your skin is more fragile and susceptible to burns and irritation from chemicals, so avoid over-the-counter products to remove calluses and corns and to treat fungal nail.
Trim nails straight across to prevent ingrown toenails. We will be happy to trim your nails if you find it difficult.
Give your feet some TLC now so little problems don't grow into serious ones. Contact one of our offices to set up an appointment for your foot exam today.