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Posts for tag: Osteoporosis

FracturesResearchers at the University of Pittsburgh focused their study on whether osteoporosis places elderly women at a higher risk of either fracturing their foot or ankle.

The study suggests that elderly women are among the most susceptible patients to sustaining fractures, with osteoporosis being a prominent risk factor.  

A group of 10,000 women 65 and older were tested by having to walk a certain distance, with the team focusing on those who suffered either a foot or ankle fracture. Patients who sustained foot fractures were generally inactive and suffered from osteoporosis. Patients that were overweight or actually more physically active were more likely to suffer an ankle fracture.

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. Nicholas Crismali of Crismali Foot & Ankle. Dr. Crismali 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 our offices in Hesperia, CA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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