Happy Feet

Foot care is important at all stages of life, but becomes more critical as we get older. Circulation to the lower portions of the body tends to decrease with age. Decreased circulation, coupled with diminished sensation, can lead to skin breakdown, infections and, as a result, reduced mobility, independence and exercise.

(If it’s painful to walk, we walk less.) Healthy feet also improves balance in the elderly, thereby reducing the risk of falls.