AllCare Foot & Ankle Center
Podiatry & Wound Care Specialist located in Arlington, TX & Dallas, TX
Foot care for seniors is a way to prevent serious foot and ankle complications and intervene early if anything is awry. With the help of Michael Tran, DPM at AllCare Foot & Ankle Center, you can receive comprehensive foot and ankle care in Dallas and Arlington, Texas. Use the online booking feature to schedule your senior foot exam, or call your most convenient location directly.
Foot Care Q & A
What is foot care for seniors?
As you get older, you face a host of issues that can lead to pain, wounds, and complications in your feet and ankles. Though routine foot and ankle care is essential for men and women of all ages, as you get older, blood circulation continues to decrease.
This means that your skin can dry out, which can lead to cracks, as well as wounds that heal more slowly. Foot care for seniors involves taking measures to prevent problems in your lower extremities, while simultaneously intervening if an issue arises. Your senior foot care plan can include:
- Bunion or hammertoe treatment
- Arthritis and gout treatment
- Ingrown toenail removal
- Corn or callus removal
- Nail fungus treatment
- Nail trimming
If you have diabetes, your foot care for seniors management plan may also involve helping you manage your blood sugar levels to prevent nerve damage (diabetic neuropathy) and diabetic foot ulcers.
How often should seniors see a podiatrist?
The dedicated podiatry team at AllCare Foot & Ankle Center often recommend scheduling annual foot and ankle examinations if you’re in your golden years. But Dr. Tran could recommend more frequent exams if you have a history of:
- Poorly managed diabetes
- Foot wounds or ulcers
- Foot or toe infections
- Arthritic conditions
- Arch or heel pain
- Nerve damage
Of course, Dr. Tran might also want you to come into the clinic any time you experience pain or discomfort, or notice wounds on your feet.
What happens during a senior foot exam?
Your senior foot care exam is entirely personalized to you, your health history, and any concerns you may have. During your foot and ankle evaluation, Dr. Tran may:
- Perform a physical examination
- Gather digital X-ray or ultrasound images
- Fit you for orthotics or diabetic shoes
- Observe your walk and check your range of motion
- Prescribe medications or perform any essential in-office treatments
At AllCare Foot & Ankle Center, you can expect personalized senior foot care management to alleviate and prevent foot and ankle complications. Dr. Tran can partner with your primary care physician or specialist to ensure you’re receiving comprehensive care.
Book your foot care for seniors evaluation at AllCare Foot & Ankle Center today. You can conveniently schedule an appointment either online or over the phone.