Those who are among the elderly population are especially at risk of experiencing detrimental afflictions of the feet. There are many reasons for this phenomenon to occur. However, one often overlooked reason is that as individual ages, it is common for them to demonstrate a reduced desire to walk. Walking in a safe and healthy way offers the feet a litany of different benefits. Walking can strengthen muscles in the feet and ensure that they are vibrant, strong, and resilient. However, when elderly individuals lose their desire to walk regularly, they might notice a corresponding decrease in the health of their feet. Of course, walking may not be feasible or safe for all seniors, but walking if you are able and if it is medically permissible can be a key way to improve foot health. Continuing to walk can also increase the balance that one demonstrates when engaging in weight-bearing activities. If you are a senior citizen and want to continue maintaining the strength of your feet, contact a podiatrist today for more details.
Everyday foot care is very important to prevent infection and other foot ailments. If you need your feet checked, contact one of our podiatrists from Podiatry Center of Idaho . Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.
Everyday Foot Care
Often, people take care of their bodies, face and hair more so than they do for their feet. But the feet are a very important aspect of our bodies, and one that we should pay more attention to. Without our feet, we would not be able to perform most daily tasks.
It is best to check your feet regularly to make sure there are no new bruises or cuts that you may not have noticed before. For dry feet, moisturizer can easily be a remedy and can be applied as often as necessary to the affected areas. Wearing shoes that fit well can also help you maintain good foot health, as well as making it easier to walk and do daily activities without the stress or pain of ill-fitting shoes, high heels, or even flip flops. Wearing clean socks with closed shoes is important to ensure that sweat and bacteria do not accumulate within the shoe. Clean socks help to prevent Athlete’s foot, fungi problems, bad odors, and can absorb sweat.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Boise, ID . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.