Ottawa Foot Health Centre is committed to helping seniors manage the effects that diabetes has on the feet, as well as osteoarthritis. Serving Ottawa and the surrounding area, at Ottawa Foot Health Centre we understand that circulation, sensation, and agility decrease with age. Consequently, problems with your feet increase as you get older. It is the elderly who predominantly benefit from proper foot assessment and treatment.
Taking care of your feet is important for these reasons:
Healthy feet help you keep an active lifestyle and enjoy better overall health
Healthy feet help you stay balanced and avoid falls
Changes in your feet may signal other health concerns
Practicing good foot care is essential to staying active in your community and keeping your independence. The experts at Ottawa Foot Health Centre are the ones to help you stay on your feet!
Please note that our information is sourced from Caring for Aging Parents.
Diabetic and Arthritic Foot Care
Foot Care for the Diabetic
There are approximately two million people in Canada living with diabetes. It is estimated that four to ten percent of those with diabetes will develop a foot ulcer. People suffering from diabetes are highly susceptible to foot problems, nerve damage, poor circulation and infections in the legs and feet.
A Chiropodist is skilled in the prevention, maintenance and treatment of diabetes-related foot ailments. At Ottawa Foot Health Centre, we’ll help you deal with problems caused by your diabetes.
Caring for Arthritic Feet
There are two types of arthritis that affect your feet. Osteoarthritis is the type of arthritis that results from years of wear and tear. The big toe is especially susceptible to developing osteoarthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis often affects the sensation on the bottom of your feet. It also can increase the chances of developing corns, calluses and ulcers under the soles of your feet.
Whether you’re struggling with Osteoarthritis or Rheumatoid arthritis, the experts at Ottawa Foot Health Centre are here to help!
Please note that our information is sourced from Dr. Foot.