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theresa georgeTheresa George, a licensed massage therapist, recommends combining pedicures, foot massages, and visits with the podiatrist to keep one’s feet healthy. She claims that these steps are especially important for the elderly, who often develop calluses on their feet and have trouble keeping their toenails trimmed. 

"Many seniors can't see their feet as well as they used to and pedicures give us the chance to look for problems like broken toes, cracked, bleeding skin, thickening of toenails, ingrown toenails and nail fungus," said Julie Defelice, district manager at Salon PS. "If we catch a fungus quickly it can be treated." George also believes that foot massages can help seniors relax and feel better about themselves in general.

As people age, their feet become more delicate and eventually require special care. If you are an older individual seeking help with foot care, talk to a podiatrist like Dr. Henry Slomowitz of Paramus and Paterson. Dr. Slomowitz will examine your feet and suggest steps you can take to help you keep your lower extremities as healthy as possible.

The Elderly and their Feet

As we age we start to notice many changes in our body, but the elder population may not notice them right away.  Medical conditions may prevent the elderly to take notice of their foot health right away. Poor vision is a lead contributor to not taking action for the elderly. There are many complications that can lead to serious issues, if the problem is not taken care of right away.

Common Conditions 

Neuropathy – can reduce feeling in the feet, and can hide many life threating medical conditions.

Reduced flexibility – prevents the ability of proper toenail trimming, and foot cleaning. If left untreated, it may lead to further medical issues.

Foot sores – amongst the older population can be serious before they are discovered. Some of the problematic conditions they may face are:

Gouging toenails affecting nearby toe
Shoes that don’t fit properly
Pressure sores
Loss of circulation in legs & feet
Edema & swelling of feet and ankles
Injuries left unnoticed
Insect or pet bites can also become inflamed and infected
Stepping on sharp objects, without notice can increase pain

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If you have any questions, feel free to contact our office in Paramus, NJ and Paterson, NJ.  We offer all the newest in diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle conditions.

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By gary@hurtheel.com
December 18, 2013
Category: Foot Care

Elderly Foot CareNotable marathon runner Bill Fornoff made his official retirement from running. The 70 year old Fornoff, who has been in the race for 37 years, has competed in an impressive 76 marathons and 56 ultramarathons.

Unfortunately due to age and complications in his lower legs, Fornoff will require surgery. This surgery has forced Fornoff to accept that he can no longer partake in his pastime like he did during his younger years. “I understand that’s the end of running,” he said. “But it’s time to do it.”

Gerontology and foot care is a very important part of keeping healthy. If you want to maintain good foot health, contact podiatrist Dr. Henry Slomowitz of Paramus and Paterson.

Gerontology and Foot Care
Helping Elderly Patients Take Care of Their Feet

While people of all ages should be aware of potential foot problems, it is especially true for the aging and elderly populations. Medical conditions and physical limitations that develop slowly as we age may prevent people from being able to monitor their foot health. This can be due to poor eyesight, and not being able to see or detect developing situations. Neuropathy can reduce feeling in the feet, and can hide a variety of potentially life-threatening medical conditions. Reduced flexibility may prevent proper toenail trimming and foot cleansing, and may lead to some of the following medical problems.

What Can Cause Foot Sores?

-Caused by wearing shoes that do not fit well.
-Injuries that have gone unnoticed, or sustaining open cuts and bruises.
-Pressure on the foot which can lead to sores, or standing for too long.
-Insect or pet bites that can become inflamed or infected.

Why it is important to take care of your feet

-Diabetes, poor circulation and various neurological diseases and general loss of sensitivity over the years can turn a simple cut or injury into potential cause for hospitalization.
-Feet are susceptible to infection due to contact with surfaces that are filled with bacteria

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If you have any questions, feel free to contact our offices in Paramus, NJ and Paterson, NJ. We offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment technologies to meet your needs.

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