Foot care for the elderly is essential for their health.

5 de February de 2020

Foot care for the elderly is essential for their health. Often, taking care of your feet can prevent problems that can eventually lead to diseases that affect your mobility.

 

Common foot problems in the elderly

According to recent studies in podiatry, osteoarthritis or arthritis is the cause of 75% of the problems experienced by people over 65 years of age. Obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disorders can also lead to foot problems, as they cause changes that alter gait, produce discomfort, etc. Common problems among the elderly are calluses(keratopathies), nail dystrophies(nail deformities), ingrown toenails andfungal infections.

 

 

To avoid severe interventions, it is essential to visit the podiatrist on a regular basis to detect any abnormalities and provide appropriate treatment from the early stages.

 

trustworthy medical information stamp clinica san romanArticle prepared by Clínica San Román

Date of publication: 21-11-2017

Date of revision: 7-02-2020

 

 

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