As you get older, the risk of developing foot pain and disorders increases. This is due to the increase in chronic medical conditions or simply having spent a long time in a weight bearing position. A Podiatrist for elderly people is specialised in dealing with lower limb ailments that are common in more senior people.
Foot pain in elderly people must be taken seriously. For example, it can make it harder to walk, climb stairs or perform daily functions. Additionally, it can have a negative impact on balance, which increases the chance of falling and further injury. Foot problems can also be a sign of a more serious medical condition such as arthritis, or metabolic and neurovascular disorders.
Seniors should visit a podiatrist regularly to monitor foot function and ensure an active, healthy, pain free life.