The University of Pittsburgh recently conducted a study that is vital for older women to know, especially those suffering from osteoporosis. According to this study, Older women who are less physically active and had a higher weight are said to be at a greater risk for a fractures in their feet as opposed to ankles.
A group of 10,000 women aged 65 and older were surveyed and tested by walking a certain distance. The team then focused on those who went on to have a foot or ankle fracture. Those who were more likely to have a foot fracture had osteoporosis, over 50, and were older and less physically active. Younger, overweight, and more physically active were to have ankle fractures.
If you are suffering from any podiatric complaints that may be related to age you should seek out the care of a podiatrist such as Dr. Michael Wynn of Foot Care Associates of Texas, P.A. Dr. Wynn can evaluate your problem as well as provide you with treatment options.
Geriatrics and Podiatry
When people age, some common issues that may occur are bone density loss, dry skin, poor circulation, and even rough brittle nails. These issues may also affect your foot health without care.
It is important to take care of your feet because feet that are injured or diseases can affect your overall health and having painful feet hinders your ability to do daily activities.
As we age, health problems become more likely, so it is essential to visit your doctor for check-ups. It is recommended to check your feet frequently for any possible cuts, bruises, swelling, corns, etc.
Cracked or dry feet can be treated by applying moisturizer. It is also important not to wear old socks because the older the sock, the higher the chance of exposure to bacteria.
Lastly, good foot health means you can have a more active lifestyle.
If you have any questions, please contact our office in Kingwood, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.
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