Aging Women Face a Greater Risk for Developing Foot Fractures

Fractures The University of Pittsburgh has just led research which reports that osteoporosis places aging women at a greater risk for developing foot fracture problems. However, that is not the case for an ankle breaks. Elder women are theoretically supposed to have a progressive danger in having a foot and ankle fracture. Researchers needed to explain further the risks.

A group of 10,000 women aged 65 and older were surveyed and tested by walking a certain distance. The team then pursued to look for those who went on to have a foot or ankle fracture. Those who were more likely to have a foot fracture are said to have had osteoporosis, over 50. The younger that are overweight and more physically active were to have ankle fractures.

Maintaining proper foot health once you get older is very crucial to a healthy life. If you are experiencing any foot problems seek the help of a podiatrist like Dr. Bruce G. Greenfield DPM of Greenfield Podiatry. Dr. Greenfield can examine your feet and provide you with the best treatments available.

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 if the necessary steps are not taken to alleviate the problems.

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 or may decrease your willingness to do the things that you need to do.

As we age, health problems become more likely, so it is essential to visit your doctor for check-ups to ensure that you are doing the best you can to take care of your health. It is recommended to check your feet frequently for any possible cuts, bruises, swelling, corns or anything else that may seem irregular.

Cracked or dry feet can be treated by applying moisturizer often. It is also important not to wear old socks because the older the sock is, the higher the possibility there will be that there is bacteria there. So wear fresh socks and make sure they fit properly.

Lastly, good foot health means you can have a more active lifestyle and you will not be bogged down by pain. Foot health can also lead to good circulation which is paramount to overall health.

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices in Havertown, PA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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