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

~ Dr. Phil Pinsker


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

There are many things that people say get better with age. Unfortunately, when it comes to our bodies, time is not always on our side. The risk for health problems increases as we get older and foot care is an area to take seriously.

Did you know your feet are often a barometer of your health?

The state of your feet can give clues regarding your overall health. If you are in your senior years, these warning signs are important to pay close attention to. Problems that arise with your feet could be the first sign that there is something much more serious going on. This is especially true among older adults. Some of the problems that can be manifested in your feet include:

What are some foot care tips for seniors?

Dr. Phil Pinsker treats older patients on a regular basis at his Washington, PA podiatric office. There are some foot conditions that you may not be able to escape due to genetics or poor decisions in your youth. Dr. Pinsker encourages his older patients though to be diligent with preventative foot care. Having a foot care routine will not only help prevent injury but also help diagnose serious problems at the onset of symptoms. Small problems caught early will avoid serious complications in the long run. This is especially true if you have diabetes.

Some of the valuable tips Dr. Pinkser encourages his older patients to follow include:

  • Get into a routine of checking your feet on a daily basis. Wash your feet, dry them thoroughly and look for bruises, skin injuries, cracks, blisters and infections.
  • Do what you can to keep blood circulation to your feet. Avoid crossing your feet if sitting for a prolonged amount of time and put them up when lying or sitting down at home. Avoid tight socks or hose that could restrict blood flow as well.
  • Wear supportive and comfortable shoes. A good pair of shoes will support your foot structure, help with balance and alleviate pressure points that could lead to injury.
  • Check the ingredients of any products you use on your feet. Stay away from water-based lotions as they can encourage dry skin to return. Look for products with lanolin, shea butter or coconut oil.
  • Avoid smoking as it can decrease your blood supply and increase the risk of swelling and circulatory problems.
  • Take good care of your toes. Trim toenails properly by cutting them straight across to avoid ingrown toenails. If you are unable to, ask for assistance from Dr., Pinsker.
  • Take action when you notice any unusual bump, spot, pain or problem. Many times, quick action will resolve problems that could be serious if left untreated.

If you are a senior in need of quality foot care, please make an appointment today with Dr. Pinsker. You can call our office at (724) 225-7410 or request an appointment directly from our homepage.

If you would like to know more information about foot care, we invite you to order a free copy of Dr. Pinsker’s book, Got Feet. Simply click on the link on our homepage or fill out the contact information here.