Senior citizens need to take special care of their feet. One of the main reasons is to prevent falling. Healthy feet provide a strong base of support, whereas feet that ache because of conditions such as bunions, hammertoes, fat pad atrophy, or joint pain make a person much less stable.
Category: Tips for Seniors
Questions and Answers about Ingrown Toenails
: Ingrown toenails are a common complaint among the Montgomery County patients we see here at Montgomery Foot Care Specialists. An ingrown toenail curves downward into the sides of the nail bed.
6 Easy Ways to Stay Hydrated
As the saying goes, “you are what you eat.” And you’re also what you drink! It’s important for everyone to drink enough water, especially during these hot Montgomery County summers.
What to Expect When You Need Foot Surgery
Will you need foot surgery sometime in your life? Well, if you’re among the 75% of Americans who will eventually suffer some kind of foot pain, it’s something you might have to consider.
4 Ways to Get Your Exercise Program Back on Track
It’s February, a full month into the New Year. If you resolved to start an exercise program, how’s it going for you? If you’ve lost your zeal, you’re not alone.
6 Things to Expect From Your Aging Feet
Would that our bodies stayed the same throughout our lives! Aging is inevitable. And our podiatrists, Dr. Heidi M. Christie and Dr. Chanda L. Day-Houts, can tell you without question that feet aren’t immune to the effects of aging. After several decades and hundreds of thousands of miles supporting you, there’s a good chance your […]
What Befalls the Aging Foot?
How amazing that we’ve just celebrated the arrival of 2018 – already eighteen years into the new millennium! How time does fly. With us on this annual journey – since the day we were born – have been our two feet. They’ve packed in a lot of miles and supported us on our journey through […]
How to Keep Bones and Joints Pain-Free
The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons tells us that 48% of all Americans over the age of 18 suffer from some sort of pain of the musculoskeletal system. That means that almost half of all adults have pain somewhere in their bones or muscles – in their knee, hip, shoulder, foot, and more. Since there […]
5 Ways to Reduce Falling in Older Adults
Emergency room statistics tell us that when older Americans get injured, it’s often from taking a fall. But even though falling down is extremely common, it doesn’t have to be inevitable. Older adults and those who care for them can take advantage of National Falls Prevention Awareness Day (September 22 – the first day of […]
How to Minimize Your Risk of Falling
We all know an aging person who’s fallen. If they’re really lucky, they get a little bruised and battered with no further problems. More often, falling down causes serious injuries that can threaten the life of a senior citizen. September 22 is Falls Prevention Awareness Day and we’re proposing that if you have a loved […]