When it comes to senior foot care, you need to give your feet greater attention. The best place to start is to inspect your feet on a regular basis. Noticing any irregular coloration, textures, or sensations at the earliest possible opportunity will help lead to successful treatment.
In addition to regular foot inspections, it is important keep your feet dry to avoid fungal infections. Ensure that the areas between the toes are dried off completely before putting on socks. You don’t want your feet too dry, though, because this leads to the risk of cracks and fissures. To avoid this, use mild soaps (instead of harsh ones) and use moisturizers daily.
Cut the risk for ingrown toenails by clipping the nails straight across and keep them even with the edge of the toes. Also, wear shoes that fit well and have room for your toes to wiggle.
We can offer further tips and information to help you with senior foot care, so give us a call at (510) 647-3744 and we will be glad to assist. You can also use our online form to contact us.