Five Reasons Senior Citizens Should Visit the Podiatrist

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With decades of specialized education and experience, a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, also called a podiatrist, is the best-qualified medical professional to diagnose and treat all foot health issues. Everyone – men, women, and children of all ages – should visit the podiatrist once a year. This is especially important for older patients who are at particular risk of a wide range of issues, including:

  1. Nail fungus and other infections: As bodies stiffen with age, mobility can become limited and it can be hard to reach the feet. Hygiene practices can suffer. Your podiatrist can help identify areas of concern and recommend modifications and improved practices.

  2. Care for diabetic foot complications: Patients with diabetes are more likely than others to suffer from ulcerated wounds, neuromas, and numerous other podiatric health issues. Your podiatrist is expert at spotting these concerns before they are out of control, and at treating them if they arise.

  3. Custom orthotics: The shape of the feet sometimes changes with age, and it can become challenging to wear shoes comfortably. Your podiatrist can assist you with orthotics for cushioning and support.

  4. Removal of corns and calluses: Hard bits of skin on the sole of the foot or the toes are uncomfortable. Never try to remove them at home! Infection can result. Your podiatrist can help with professional treatment.

  5. Fall prevention: When your foot health is well-maintained and professionally supervised, the risk of falls is reduced, as is the risk of attendant foot or ankle injury.

Whether you are a senior citizen wanting to maintain excellent foot health, or a younger person wanting to establish a relationship with a foot doctor, a board-certified podiatrist like Boris Abramov, DPM and Tatyana Abramova, DPM is the best person to help you. Schedule a convenient appointment to see Dr. Boris Abramov and Dr. Tatyana Abramova in Abramov’s Comprehensive Foot Care’s convenient Pikesville office. Call our friendly staff at 443-872-7052 or click here to get started today.