As our bodies continue to age, it becomes more important to take care of ourselves properly. One of the areas that start to degrade the fastest is the feet. With so much wear and tear from walking and moving around, it’s no wonder that the older you get, the more persistent issues become. If you’re a woman over 65 and are concerned with your foot health, consider reaching out to our team at Great Neck Family Foot Care. Dr. Hochstein, our expert podiatrist, will provide you with some essential tips on how to keep your feet healthy and pain-free.
Common Foot Problems
Before learning how to protect your feet, one must first understand the common health problems that they can face. There are many different issues women over the age of 65 should be aware of, including some of the following:
- Skin breaks.
- Balance and mobility problems.
- Ingrown toenails.
Fortunately for our patients, there are ways you can play an active role in avoiding any of the previously mentioned issues and conditions. By working with our team, you’ll improve the chances of aging with grace and without pain. According to Dr. Hochstein, some of the best prevention and care methods include the below:
- Regularly wash your feet to keep them clean.
- Consider applying moisturizer daily.
- Always monitor your feet for un-healing cuts or sores.
- Always wear footwear that fits properly.
- Never wait to seek medical attention if needed.
- Do your best to promote circulation by getting foot massages, elevating your feet, or moving around as much as possible.
Working With Great Neck Family Foot Care
Even if you do your part and try to protect your feet, our team knows that complications can happen at any time. When they do, you’ll want a team of experts in your corner to help with the recovery. Dr. Hochstein and the rest of our team can help with that. From correctly diagnosing your foot condition to moving forward with the appropriate treatment, you should feel confident deciding to schedule an appointment with us.