Maintaining foot health is especially important in those over 55 years of age.
Dr. Jordana Szpiro, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S. and Dr. Shannon Thompson, D.P.M., podiatrists at Boston Common Podiatry offer the following tips to seniors:
1. Inspect your feet and between the toes daily checking for: dry or cracking skin, corns and calluses, any unusual lesions, discolored or thick nails
2. Clean and moisturize daily.
3. Check your shoe size yearly. If the arch collapses or the foot widens shoes that are too tight or not supportive enough can lead to foot pain, ingrown toenails or painful corns
4. Warning signs something may be wrong:
-Burning, tingling or dulled sensation
-Open sores that appear for no reason
-Delayed healing of wounds
-Foot or leg pain after walking short distances
-Discoloration of feet or toes
5. Diabetic foot care tips:
-Check your shoes and socks for foreign objects before putting them on
-Check temperature of soaking or bath water with the hands first to make avoid scalding.
-Wear white socks only because the dyes in colored socks can be toxic if absorbed into open wounds and cause infection.
-Have shoes sized and fit by a professional
-Be aware of any changes in sensation or circulation
According to Dr. Szpiro, “If you notice a warning sign, don’t wait. Some warning signs that exhibit in the feet can indicate a more serious health issue. Schedule an appointment with your podiatrist as soon as possible.”
Boston Common Podiatry treats a large number of senior and Medicare patients. They prefer Boston Common Podiatry’s private setting to a clinical environment and the fact that there is no wait time and no referral needed.
For more information, visit the website at www.BostonCommonPodiatry.com or contact the office at 617-262-2266.
About Boston Common Podiatry
Boston Common Podiatry specializes in the treatment of foot conditions including pain, fractures and sports-related injuries; complicated foot conditions caused by diabetes, arthritis and cardiovascular disease; pediatric podiatry and molded orthotics. From athletes and dancers to marathon runners and high-heeled fashionistas to seniors and children, the renowned Boston Common Podiatry cares for patients from the greater Boston and Cape Cod areas.
The practice’s physicians are affiliated with Partner’s Healthcare, Mt. Auburn Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Cambridge Health Alliance, and Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Medford. The office is handicapped accessible and they offer convenient, on-site x-ray services.
Boston Common Podiatry is one of the few practices in the area offering two of the newest, most advanced treatments: Keryflex, which is a new and innovative solution to fungal or dystrophic nails and the innovative GenesisPlus Nd:YAG laser by Cutera, the most powerful FDA-cleared laser for the treatment of warts, fungus, scars and thermal resurfacing. Boston Common Podiatry is located at 264 Beacon Street, Second Floor, Boston, MA. For more information contact 617-262-2266 or visit bostoncommonpodiatry.com.