Care and Feeding of the Aging Foot

50161251 An Older Man With Prominent Veins On His FootOne of the most challenging things about growing old is our body parts don’t last as long as we might like them to. Life expectancy is high, but we still expect our eyesight to go bad, our memory to fade, and our aging feet to show the effects of all those miles. A lifetime of standing, walking, and exercising does take its toll on our…

Secure Two Body Areas to Help Prevent Falling

36042159 S Senior Woman Balance TherapySenior citizens: when it comes to preventing falls, it’s not enough for you simply to say, “I’m cautious.” Falling is the number one cause of injury and deaths from injury in older Americans, says the Centers for Disease Control. Sure, you can say you’re cautious. You can move around slowly. But if your vision’s impaired and you don’t see something in your path, you can…

Foot Care for Senior Citizens

12609946 Man Tends To His Aching ArchIt’s been said that “Age is an issue of mind over matter; if you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” Dr. Craig B. Frey and Dr. Megan L. Oltmann of Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland appreciate the humor in this popular quote. But we also like to point out to our senior patients that you can’t deny the passage of time. You may not mind,…

Two Effective Ways to Prevent Falling

45175399 S Yoga Women Stretching SeniorFall officially begins on September 22. That’s also when the country observes National Falls Prevention Day. Okay, it’s a pretty bad pun (on the word “fall” – get it?). But there’s absolutely nothing funny about falling down. Why people fall You can probably guess who’s highest on the list of people at risk of falling: the elderly. The elderly are prone to fall for many…

Foot Pain Isn’t Normal at Any Age

37922874 S Excerise Physical Therapy SeniorWhat does it mean to you to “Engage at Every Age?” To all of us at Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland, it means that you’re never too old to participate fully in life – to keep your mind and body engaged and involved in the activities you’ve always loved! “Engage at Every Age” is also the motto of for Older Americans Month 2018, which…

Preventing Falls is a Balancing Act

36042159 S Senior Woman Balance TherapyOlder folks can be gravely injured when they take a fall. In fact, the National Council on Aging tells us that “falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans.” That’s why National Falls Prevention Awareness Day exists. This year, we observe Falls Prevention Awareness on September 22 – aptly chosen, because it’s the first day of fall! There are so…

Feet that Age Gracefully

41511814 Elderly Man And Younger Woman JoggingFoot pain is one of the biggest causes of inactivity in older adults. Arthritis, diabetes, nerve damage, and circulation problems can really affect foot health as we age. Immobility is a real concern for us at Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland.  We want our patients to remain active as long as possible, free from any foot pain that can slow them down. Many people…

Taking Steps to Prevent Falling

61012349 Elderly Falling In Bathroom Because Slippery SurfacesThe kids are back in school, leaves are beginning to turn colors, and the stores are full of merchandise in shades of brown and rust, gold and persimmon. Ah, autumn has returned! The National Council on Aging has designated September 22 – the first day of fall – as Falls Prevention Awareness Day. All of us at Foot & Ankle Associates of Cleveland want to…