If you need a more accessible version of this website, click this button on the right.Switch to Accessible Site

We are Open to serve your Podiatry Needs

Dr. Davis is now offering Telehealth services:

Don't wait. Request your E-visit today.
Dr. Davis is just one click away!
Patient Portal
Patient Portal Instructions
google review

Elderly and their Feet

geriatric foot care

As you age, it’s important to pay good attention to your overall health; this includes the well being of your feet. The feet are considered the foundation of the body; if their hygiene becomes at risk, it’s possible you can find yourself immobile and in pain. To avoid this, it’s recommended that senior citizens, in particular, take early action in maintaining the health of their feet.

Some of the most common foot conditions found among geriatric patients include heel pain, ingrown toenails, corns, calluses, bunions, dry skin, brittle nails, complications due to arthritis and diabetes, and fungal infections. In order to avoid these issues from arising, it’s recommended that you use a foot stool when seated to keep the feet elevated, dry your feet completely after washing, ensure your shoes and socks fit well and leave room for your toes, trim your toenails straight across on a regular basis, and that you keep your feet moisturized to avoid cracking of the skin.

It may also be helpful to look into footwear that provides your feet with extra support to avoid fallen arches and ingrown toenails, as well as to help you keep your balance while going about your daily activities. In more severe cases, depending on the foot condition you’re experiencing, some podiatrists may suggest custom orthotics or shoe inserts to help correct the alignment of your feet.

If you’re experiencing foot pain of any kind or would like more information on how to maintain healthy feet as you age, we recommend you speak with a podiatrist who can offer you professional advice and guidance.

Connect with us

How to activate your patient portal and request your E-Visit

  • To begin, please visit: www.YourHealthFile.com
  • Enter the username and password provided to you by our office to activate your portal.
  • If you don't have access to this information, click on the Forget my username and password link to retrieve them. You can also give us a call at 305- 835-8000 if you need help with that process.
  • Once you're logged in, you can then request your E-visit, and Dr. Davis will be waiting for you!

yourhealthfile patient portal