Seniors Can Help Reduce Risk of Falling by Fixing Painful Feet | Fort Worth Podiatry

It’s just not true that foot pain is a normal consequence of growing older. In addition to healthy feet and ankles contributing to a full and active lifestyle, they can also help reduce a senior’s risk for dangerous and deadly falls. Falls have become the leading cause of injury deaths among Americans age 65 and older, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Painful foot conditions, such as osteoarthritis, corns, bunions, hammertoes and diabetes complications, can make it difficult for seniors to maintain balance and coordination when walking or standing. Lower-body weakness and gait and balance problems are …

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