As you get older, it's important to stay proactive about your health. At New Age Foot & Ankle Surgery, the team specializes in caring for the podiatric needs of senior citizens through their geriatric foot care services. The physicians offer personalized guidance to help you care for your feet and nails to reduce your risk for infections, ingrown toenails, and other painful conditions that can affect your long-term mobility. To schedule a geriatric foot care consultation, call the Farmville or Richmond, Virginia, office or book an appointment online today.
Geriatric foot care is a specialized service that focuses on the health and function of the feet of elderly people.
As you get older, changes in the structure of your feet and underlying health conditions like diabetes increase your risk for painful conditions like:
To reduce your risk for these complications, the team at New Age Foot & Ankle Surgery recommends scheduling foot checks and other geriatric foot care services on a regular basis.
The New Age Foot & Ankle Surgery geriatric foot care services focus on foot hygiene practices that protect the health of your feet as you get older.
The team teaches you how to inspect your feet every day, checking for corns or sores that need treatment. They can also evaluate the structure of your feet to determine what’s causing these issues.
You can also expect assistance with:
The physicians also provide diabetic foot care services to help elderly people keep their blood sugar levels well-controlled to prevent nerve damage and other complications.
The geriatric foot care services that the New Age Foot & Ankle Surgery team provides focus on preventing serious health issues, like infections and ulcers, before they happen.
The team has extensive experience addressing health issues the elderly face, such as loss of mobility due to arthritis and the increased risk for falls. Because it becomes more difficult to recover from injuries or diseases that affect your feet and ankles as you get older, it’s important that you stay proactive about preventing such complications.
Elderly people may also need more resources to support their daily foot hygiene practices to prevent painful conditions like ingrown toenails. The team works closely with you to provide the resources you need to preserve your foot and ankle health.
To schedule a geriatric foot care consultation, call the office of New Age Foot & Ankle Surgery nearest you or book an appointment online today.