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Podiatric Care for Elderly People: It’s Not Just About Shoe Inserts and Bunion Creams

Posted by on Mar 5, 2015 in Bunion Treatment, Geriatric Foot Care | Comments Off on Podiatric Care for Elderly People: It’s Not Just About Shoe Inserts and Bunion Creams

Do you suffer from poor circulation in your feet? If so, and you happen to be over the age of 50, chances are you’re in good company. Why? It is a condition that commonly affects our country’s senior members, especially those that live rather sedentary lifestyles. It may lead to edema, undesirable skin changes, prolonged infections, painful cramps and a thickening of the toenails. On an upbeat note, receiving podiatric care geared towards elderly people may help resolve at least some of those complaints. Podiatrists typically attack circulatory problems using a variety of modalities. For example, they may suggest that seniors start using topical creams that contain a mixture of L-Arginine and nitric oxide (e.g. HealthiFeet). They are widely recognized as two agents that help improve blood vessel health and overall circulation. This is often especially the case when...

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Aging Population Needs Podiatry Services

Posted by on Feb 4, 2014 in General Foot Care, Geriatric Foot Care | Comments Off on Aging Population Needs Podiatry Services

The Vernal podiatry industry is growing as an aging population and related factors fuel an increased need for foot care services. These are some future trends in podiatry along with resources that can help seniors take better care of their feet. A recent article in InsuranceNewsNet.com describes continued growth in the podiatry industry due to demographic trends and increasing rates of diabetes and other conditions that require specialized foot care. Analysts found that 2012 revenue has grown 1.5% from 2011 and is expected to reach $4.7 billion for an annual total. Further increases are expected in 2014 as more people acquire health insurance as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act signed in 2010. The practice of podiatry is also undergoing significant changes. As of now, most Vernal podiatrists are still solo practitioners, but they are...

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Good Podiatric Care for Elderly Patients

Posted by on Jan 3, 2014 in Diabetic Foot Care, General Foot Care, Geriatric Foot Care | Comments Off on Good Podiatric Care for Elderly Patients

If you think about how many miles we put on our feet in a lifetime it is no wonder foot problems so often emerge as we age. It is helpful for everyone to have basic knowledge of podiatric care for elderly people. Caregivers of older adults need to be mindful of good foot care and make it a priority as part of daily routine. Even seniors who are otherwise able to care for themselves often need some help in this area, just because of the difficulty of seeing and reaching their feet. Some simple care pays huge dividends as good podiatric care helps the elderly remain comfortable and mobile. The basics for caregivers: Caregivers need to be particularly attentive because even slight sensory losses over the years can make people less aware of problems with their own feet. When...

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