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Long-Reach Foot Brush

Tuesday, 31 January 2023 00:00

When an individual grows older, it can become significantly difficult to take care of the feet, given the usual difficulty of bending down to reach them. However, it becomes even more important the older an individual gets to take good care of the feet. One interesting way in which senior citizens might be able to better care for their feet is with the help of a tool named a long-reach foot brush. This device has a long handle, and at the tip are a series of bristles that form the brush. This device can be used by seniors to reach their feet without the necessity of bending over. Often, long-reach foot brushes might be used during a shower for seniors to clean their feet during bathing. Some of these tools even have pumice stones attached to the back of the brush for ample foot care. If you are a senior citizen or are caring for one, consider incorporating these brushes into the daily foot care routine. If you have more questions, contact a podiatrist today. 

Proper foot care is something many older adults forget to consider. If you have any concerns about your feet and ankles, contact Milos Tomich, DPM from Dr. Tomich Foot & Ankle Health Center. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

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.

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 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 one of our offices located in Milwaukee and Wauwatosa, WI . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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