It’s good to remember the past. It shows people where we’ve been. That’s why museums exist, like the Eli Whitney Museum and Workshop or the Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum here in Hamden. Of course, as anything—or anyone—gets older, it needs a little more care. You can’t stop the effects of time, even in a museum, but you can preserve and care for things as much as possible. The same principle is true for your health, including your feet: you can care for your body as much as possible and preserve your good health and mobility for a long time. To do this for feet, you need great senior foot care every single day.
Although you might not have had to do much to keep your feet healthy and functional in the past, the older you get, the more important invested foot care becomes. The wear and tear of many decades of life does eventually catch up to you. Great senior foot care doesn’t have to be difficult, though, especially if you start now before problems arise.
Here are a few basic health care tips to keep your feet at their best at any age:
- Be picky about shoes – Look for comfortable pairs of shoes that have cushioning through the sole and appropriate arch support. Don’t settle for pretty-but-uncomfortable styles.
- Get your footwear fitted right – Make sure your shoes are the correct length and have wide enough toe boxes.
- Trim toenails and keep skin smooth – Have your nails clipped regularly and moisturize your skin so it doesn’t dry out.
- Prevent fungal infections – As you age, you’re more susceptible to fungal infections, so take preventative measures to avoid them.
- Exercise safely – Staying active is the best way to stay mobile. Exercise safely to keep your feet and circulation strong.
Don’t take your lower limbs for granted. Investing in senior foot care isn’t difficult, but it is intentional—and it has long-lasting effects. Don’t wait until your mobility is affected to pay attention to your lower limbs. Let our team at Family Foot Care & Surgery, LLC help you instead. Make an appointment online, or call one of our two offices: (203) 288-4055 for the Hamden location, or (203) 876-7736 for our Milford office.