• Falling May Cause Serious Injuries

    on Dec 14th, 2018

The act of falling can cause serious repercussions, and it is advised to learn about ways that prevent this from occurring. There are several consequences that may happen when a fall is endured, and this may include bone fractures, head or brain injuries that may be of a serious nature, or painful and uncomfortable cuts or bruises. Research has shown that approximately one third of seniors who reside in the United States will fall during the year, and this may cause many people to refrain from the activity that may have caused the fall. There are simple techniques that may be implemented, which may diminish the number of times falling may occur, and these may include removing any clutter that may be present, repairing carpeting that may have loosened, or removing any throw rugs that may be slippery. Additionally, it may be beneficial to install grab bars in the shower area, wear clothing that fits properly and does not drag on the floor, and install proper lighting, which may improve overall vision. If you have fallen, and have injured any part of your foot, it is suggested to seek the counsel of a podiatrist, so a proper examination can be performed.

Proper foot care is something many older adults forget to consider. If you have any concerns about your feet and ankles, contact Dr. Adam Resnikoff from Third Avenue Podiatry and Foot Surgery Center. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

The Elderly and their Feet

As we age we start to notice many changes in our body, but the elder population may not notice them right away.  Medical conditions may prevent the elderly to take notice of their foot health right away. Poor vision is a lead contributor to not taking action for the elderly.

Common Conditions 

Neuropathy – can reduce feeling in the feet, and can hide many life threating medical conditions.

Reduced flexibility – prevents the ability of proper toenail trimming, and foot cleaning. If left untreated, it may lead to further medical issues.

Foot sores – amongst the older population can be serious before they are discovered. Some of the problematic conditions they may face are:

Gouging toenails affecting nearby toe

Shoes that don’t fit properly

Pressure sores

Loss of circulation in legs & feet

Edema & swelling of feet and ankles

Susceptible Infections

Diabetes and poor circulation can cause general loss of sensitivity over the years, turning a simple cut into a serious issue.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in New York, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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