As the aging process occurs, the skin on the feet may become thin and lose cushioning. The feet may also be more susceptible to the development of uncomfortable foot conditions, which may include blisters and corns. Additionally, ingrown toenails may be a common ailment among seniors, as this can be a result of poor visibility while trimming the toenails. The feet may generally feel better when shoes and socks that are worn fit correctly, and it is beneficial to avoid wearing high heels. It may also be helpful to choose shoes that have Velcro fasteners, as opposed to laces that can be easily tripped on if they become untied. Many elderly patients choose to be under the care of a podiatrist, who can monitor any existing foot conditions.Proper foot care is something many older adults forget to consider. If you have any concerns about your feet and ankles, contact Dr. Sergey Losyev from Global Podiatry of NY & NJ. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.The Elderly and Their FeetAs we age we start to notice many changes in our body, but the elder population may not notice them right away. Medical conditions may prevent the elderly to take notice of their foot health right away. Poor vision is a lead contributor to not taking action for the elderly.Common Conditions Neuropathy – can reduce feeling in the feet and can hide many life-threatening medical conditions.Reduced flexibility – prevents the ability of proper toenail trimming, and foot cleaning. If left untreated, it may lead to further medical issues.Foot sores – amongst the older population can be serious before they are discovered. Some of the problematic conditions they may face are:Gouging toenails affecting nearby toeShoes that don’t fit properlyPressure soresLoss of circulation in legs & feetEdema & swelling of feet and anklesSusceptible InfectionsDiabetes and poor circulation can cause general loss of sensitivity over the years, turning a simple cut into a serious issue.If you have any questions please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Morganville, NJ, Bay Street in Brooklyn, and Ocean Avenue in Brooklyn, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.