Geriatric Foot Care
The human foot has been called the “mirror of health.” Podiatrists are often the first doctors to see signs of such systemic conditions as diabetes, arthritis, and circulatory disease in the foot.
Symptoms of these health issues that can be found in feet include:
Always seek immediate professional care when these signs appear.
Even when foot pain and problems aren’t related to those large, overarching health issues, they can still lead to knee, hip, and lower back pain that undermine mobility just as effectively.
Observing preventive foot health care has many benefits. Chief among them are that it can increase comfort, limit the possibility of additional medical problems, reduce the chances of hospitalization because of infection, and lessen requirements for other institutional care.
Early examination and treatment of your feet by a podiatric physician is a key component of foot health as you age. For more information, contact us today to schedule an appointment.