Your feet have taken you to every place you have ever been, and the constant wear and tear, along with aging, can cause geriatric foot problems. Our podiatrist, Dr. Stuart Feldman, is here to give you the treatment you need to have a full and healthy lifestyle.
Pain is very common with geriatric foot problems, so you need to make sure you take very good care of your feet as you get older. Your body changes many times over the years, and geriatric foot problems can be one of those changes with either small aggravations or debilitating issues. Some of these common concerns include corns, calluses, ingrown toenails, athlete’s foot, and fungal nails. You might also suffer from plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, metatarsalgia, neuromas, hammertoes, bunions, and arthritis. The older you get the more difficult it is to trim your own toenails. Never attempt “bathroom surgery” and try trimming a corn or callous on your own. You will do more harm than good.
Some factors you should remain aware of to keep your feet healthy include making sure you wear properly fitted and comfortable shoes, cleaning and inspecting your feet every day. Many insurance plans, including Medicare cover for debridement (trimming) of corns, callouses, and nails. One must meet certain findings, such as diminished circulation, or neuropathy (loss of sensation). If your insurance plan does not cover for these services, Dr. Feldman would love to see you at a very reasonable cash rate.