Elderly foot care tips by a Brandon Podiatrist…some simple, some not

One Brandon Podiatrist does a lot of good for the senior citizen community relating to foot health. There are many factors that could affect the health of your feet. Some are environmental and can be easily fixed. However, there are others that you can’t change that easily and some that you need help altogether. Dr. Rajnish Manohar has some short lists here of foot care tips for the elderly, starting with the easiest ones you can do yourself. If you every have any immediate foot pain, please visit Dr. Manohar at his Brandon or Zephyrhills offices right away.

Brandon Podiatry tips that are simple

  1. Clean feet are always healthier feet
    Treat your feet by cleaning them with light soap and also warm water every day. Be watchful for completely dry, cracked spots, and also locate the appropriate shower foot scrubber for you, easily smoothing down these skin concerns. Apply vitamin E for a long-lasting hydration effect, and put your socks back on after your feet are entirely dry.
  2. Short Toenails are a must
    Constantly soak your feet in warm water prior to cutting your nails, as this softens the nails and also leaves them much easier to trim. Use a good set of nail clippers and cut straight across, cautious of those sharp edges which could become ingrown. Routine nail upkeep is important for comfort, as overgrowth can press versus the inside of your footwear, bring about unneeded discomfort or various other complications.
  3. Proper footwear
    First and foremost, constantly make sure that your foot is surrounded by the ideal footwear for you. When buying brand-new footwear, measure your foot for the optimal fit. People often compromise style for an extra comfy shoe, as well as avoiding high heels entirely. When it concerns your trusted old sets of shoes, occasionally inspect the grip under and change them before they wear out. Change into your sandals whenever you can. Never walk around indoors barefoot as this can lead to a mishap.

Brandon Podiatry tips that are not so easy

  1. Dry conditions keep bacteria at bay
    Germs are known to set up shop in wet locations. Your feet are no exception. Keep these locations clean and completely dry with specific emphasis in between the toes, which will certainly minimize the chance of fungis infecting the insides of any cracked skin. Warm feet are additionally crucial for blood circulation purposes, so put on a tidy set of cotton socks after the drying out procedure.
  2. Keep your weight down
    Similar to cramps, a lot of reported foot problems stem from diet related issues. If you are overweight, you are greater than most likely counting on your muscles to keep your balance, and also your entire foot is likely to feel that pressure. Talk to Dr. Manohar regarding advised services, which will normally include an adjustment in your food choices in addition to normal workout. Luckily, these lifestyle changes will certainly additionally benefit virtually every other aspect of your life.
  3. Painful feet? Check out your diet.
    If you routinely discover yourself experiencing foot ache, your blood may be short on potassium, sodium, as well as magnesium. Get some tests done. Also experiment with mineral-rich diet regimens, loading your plate with bananas, avocados, potatoes, and dark eco-friendlies. Remember to extend your feet on a daily basis, by curling your toes or rolling your delicate areas over a golf ball.

Brandon Podiatry tips that you may need help with

  1. Good circulation means happy feet
    Speaking of flow, increase your blood flow by raising your feet upon a stool whilst resting. Don’t cross your legs for any prolonged amount of time. Also get into the practice of shaking your toes as well as turning your ankles about. For also better circulation points, why not attempt yoga exercise or swimming?
  2. Dr. Manohar can prescribe a mobility device
    If you are having a hard time getting around or are starting fall more regularly, it may be time to check into using an mobility device. It may be as simple as leaning on a walking cane or other device. Talk with Dr. Manohar about your problems, and depend on his expert advice to make the most effective choice for you.
  3. Dr. Manohar should look at any wounds
    If you experience corns, abscess, or in-grown toe nails, do not endure with them. Talk with your primary care physician concerning your choices. You must additionally routinely check your feet for any unusual modifications on your own, such as stained nails or newly developed marks. After that get a diagnosis prior as they may possibly develop into something more serious.
  4. Get in touch with Brandon Podiatrist Rajnish Manohar
    As with every suggestion above, it is always in your benefit to look towards a professional for advice. Caretakers can look at your feet from angles you are not accustomed to. Dr. Manohar will certainly have the greatest understanding helping you with any concerns. Just keep in mind: asking for a little aid is the most intelligent technique in efficiently sidestepping every one of your foot and toe problems.

Brandon Podiatrist Rajnish Manohar is truly the gentle foot doctor. Having seen thousands of podiatry patients over 20+ years, he knows just the right way to get you relief. Get in touch with him at his Brandon office at (813) 502-5904 and you can also use this form to schedule your appointment.

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Podiatrist at Gentle Foot Care Clinic
Dr. Rajnish Manohar, has more than 20 years of healthcare experience.

Dr. Manohar has been in private practice as a Podiatrist in Zephyrhills since 2001, treating Foot and Ankle Pain including Diabetic Foot Pain and Neuropathy, as well as, providing routine Diabetic Foot Care.
Dr. Manohar is board certified by the American Board of medical specialties in Podiatric Medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine. Dr. Manohar resides in Temple Terrace, Florida.
Dr. Manohar specializes in treating foot and ankle pain, Plantar Fasciitis and Heel spurs, Neuromas, Peripheral Neuropathy, Ingrown toenails, Non healing wounds, corns, calluses, Warts, Cysts, Toenail fungus.
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