Receive your FREE copy
of Dr. Philip S. Pinsker's book today!

I wrote this book because
too many people suffer from foot and ankle pain unnecessarily.

~ Dr. Phil Pinsker

 

REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT Online  Form

                                                                                             OR  Call today!  (724) 225- 7410 

FIND OUR OFFICE
853 Jefferson Ave
Washington, PA, 15301

Podiatrist - Washington
853 Jefferson Ave
Washington, PA 15301
(724) 225-7410
(724) 225-9469 - fax

Archive:

Tags

Categories:

By Philip S. Pinsker, DPM PC
January 31, 2018
Tags: ingrown toenails   seniors  

As we age it’s natural for our bodies to begin to show signs of wear and tear and your feet are no exception. That being said, we at Philip S. Pinsker, DPM know that seniors can and should be able to fully participate in an active life, enjoying time with friends and family, hobbies and sports. An important aspect of proper podiatric care is being proactive and focusing on prevention of disabling conditions that could sideline you. Below are 5 podiatric healthcare tips for seniors:

  1. Don’t ignore foot pain or discomfort. When your toe, foot or ankle hurts you, call us. Our podiatrist, Dr. Philip S. Pinsker, is here to assess the condition of your feet and determine the cause of any discomfort you may be experiencing. When your feet are in pain it can cause you to alter how you walk to avoid the pain and this can lead to trips and falls. Most conditions require less invasive treatment if found early.
  2. Be alert to changes in your feet. Get in the habit of regularly examining your feet. Look for changes in skin color, toenails, bruising, swelling, growths, rashes or wounds. Notice if any toes are moving out of place or you feel stiffness in foot or ankle joints. Let the podiatrist know if you see something unusual in your feet.
  3. Take care of toenails. Keep nails trimmed straight across and not too short. Do not round the edges as this may encourage ingrown toenails.
  4. Stay current with other medical exams. Poor vision can cause stumbles. Not following your doctor’s instructions about diabetes control can result in foot ulcers and neuropathy. The health of one part of your body affects the health of the rest of your body.
  5. Maintain good circulation. Don’t wear tight stockings or socks with strong elastic in the cuff. Change positions frequently throughout the day. Regular exercise, especially walking, is an excellent way to keep blood flowing. Don’t smoke as nicotine is known to negatively impact circulation.

Patients of all ages have special needs and concerns. If you have questions about the proper care of your feet, contact our Washington office by calling:  (724)225-7410.

Comments: