It’s important to take care of your feet, no matter your age, but there are a few specific aspects of foot care that elderly individuals should be aware of. Talk to your podiatrist in Sugar Land and watch this brief video clip to find out more about keeping your feet healthy as you age.
Elderly individuals may have trouble reaching their feet, and so they may require some extra help to keep up with foot care. Thickened, damaged, or ingrown nails are all signs that an elderly person may need extra help from a foot doctor to care for his or her feet. During any podiatrist appointment, it’s important to bring a list of current medications and health conditions, such as diabetes and arthritis, so that the foot doctor can gain a complete picture of the patient’s health.