Dana Luebke is someone who’s watched his elderly friends struggle with everyday activities as they get older. He’s come up with a solution to help treat the aging physical problems of his friends by creating a “Brain and Body Fitness” program for seniors. The program helps stimulate muscles in the feet through isometric exercises and focuses on improving coordination and quality of life. The exercises help promote blood circulation flow, the strengthening of muscles, and stress reduction.
Proper foot care is something many older adults forget to consider. For more information, visit Dr. James M. McKee of Podiatry Group of Annapolis, P.A. Our doctor will assess your injury and provide you with quality treatment.
The Elderly and their Feet
As 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.
- Neuropathy – can reduce feeling in the feet, and can hide many life threating 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 toe
- Shoes that don’t fit properly
- Pressure sores
- Loss of circulation in legs & feet
- Edema & swelling of feet and ankles
- Susceptible Infections
- Diabetes 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 our office, located in Annapolis, MD. We offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment technology to meet your needs.