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The Ageing Foot

(web) Ageing feet

As we age, it is natural to develop more foot problems due to wear and tear, skin problems and circulation problems.  Foot pain can be debilitating, and can have a huge impact on a person’s health and happiness.  Foot pain can lead to a reduction in mobility and exercise that can have an adverse effect on a person’s health and wellbeing as well as an impact on social activities.  It is not normal to have foot pain at any age, and a Podiatrist can help maintain and prevent any foot problems, keeping you active, mobile and most importantly happy.

Keeping your toenails well maintained can improve your comfort, and reduce the risk of ingrowing toenails or infection.  Many older people struggle to manage their own nail care due to arthritic hands, poor eyesight or the inability to bend; it comes to us all and is nothing to be ashamed about.  Your Podiatrist will safely and expertly take care of your nails, so that you don’t need to worry about them!

Painful corns and hard skin can be a real pest.  See a Podiatrist regularly for safe and effective treatment of this, in turn reducing your risk to ulcers, pressure sores and infection while improving your mobility and putting a smile back on your face.

Seeing a Podiatrist regularly will also keep on top of any potential problems.  Your Podiatrist will check your circulation, sensation as well offering general foot care and footwear advice to keep your feet in tip top condition.