Foot care for seniors

When you think about how many miles we put on our feet throughout our lifetime, it’s no wonder complications often occur as we age. Seniors are especially susceptible to lower extremity problems, making constant attending to the feet and ankles necessary. Even seniors who are able to care for themselves often need assistance in this area, due to their difficulty in seeing and reaching their feet. Some basic foot and ankle care pays off in the long run, allowing elderly individuals to remain comfortable, mobile and independent.

The foot and ankle problems that seniors commonly experience are:

  • Tired, aching feet
  • Fallen arches
  • Heel spurs
  • Varicose or spider veins
  • Swelling or lymphedema
  • Phlebitis
  • Thrombosis
  • Blood clots
  • Arthritis
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Heel or foot pain/injury
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Fungal nails or skin
  • Warts
  • Corns
  • Calluses
  • Metatarsalgia/Mortons neuroma
  • Bunions/hallux valgus
  • Hammer or claw toes
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • A number of other symptoms due to diabetes

The foot and ankle care pros at Active Foot Care Clinic and Orthotic Centre offers an array of complete foot care services for the elderly. From laser and shockwave therapy, to custom made orthotics, to treatment for any of the above listed ailments, Active Foot Care Clinic and Orthotic Centre in Brantford offers a vast range of products and services with seniors in mind. Please contact us today to discover how our certified chiropodist/foot care specialist can assist you.