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Don’t Let Foot Pain Interfere With Your Golden Years

A study in 2016 found a link between foot pain and depression in people between the ages of 56 and 76. The more severe the pain, the more severe the depression.

Foot pain can not only interfere with an active lifestyle, it can also interfere with your basic ability to take care of yourself. Over the years, Dr. Pardis Kelly has treated many individuals just like you. One was able to make a planned trip to Machu Picchu, another a hike along El Camino de Santiago in Spain, one conquered Mount Everest, and many were able to resume daily walks or attend a family wedding pain-free.

Remember what life was like without pain. With Dr. Kelly's guidance, it can be yours again.

Foot Pain Can Result in Deteriorating Health

If you have foot pain, it greatly discourages getting up and moving around. If that moving around includes hikes and walks, or just basic day-to-day activities. If this results in you being more sedentary, no good can come from it. 

How Dr. Kelly Helps Seniors Keep Their Feet Healthy

The longer pain hangs around, the more likely it is to become chronic. There are many sources of foot pain for retired or mature adults. Here are just a few.

  • Ingrown Toenails: Ingrown toenails occur when the nail grows into the surrounding skin, leading to pain, redness, and potential infection.
  • Fracture or Breaks: A fracture or break in the foot's bones, resulting in pain, swelling, and the need for proper diagnosis and treatment.
  • Gout: Gout is a type of arthritis characterized by the buildup of uric acid crystals, causing sudden and severe pain, often affecting the big toe.
  • Arthritis: Arthritis is joint inflammation, affecting the foot's joints and causing pain and stiffness.
  • Ankle Pain: Ankle pain can result from various causes, such as sprains, fractures, or chronic overuse, leading to discomfort and limited mobility. 
  • Heel Pain: Heel pain can be caused by conditions like plantar fasciitis, impacting the tissue connecting the heel bone to the toes.
  • Plantar Fasciitis: Plantar fasciitis involves inflammation of the tissue supporting the arch, leading to heel pain, especially during the first steps of the day.
  • Soft Tissue Injury: Soft tissue injuries can occur from trauma or overuse, causing pain and affecting the muscles, tendons, or ligaments.
  • Ankle Pain: Ankle pain can result from various causes, such as sprains, fractures, or chronic overuse, leading to discomfort and limited mobility.

Dr. Kelly also offers the following services: 

  • Preventative Foot and Ankle Care: We are especially dedicated to executives and seniors living at The Ridges Las Vegas. Your lifestyle is of importance to us so you can continue to enjoy the ambiance of luxury living without being in pain. Your feet are key in keeping you moving. Get golfing, go on walks and enjoy the lifestyle you have chosen by ensuring the health of your feet and ankles are in good hands. We accept a variety of insurance policies. Learn more by calling our office or see all the insurances we accept.
  • Orthotics for Seniors: Are you suffering from foot pain? Do you need someone who can take the time to review what orthotics you should have? Dr. Kelly welcomes all seniors to get their orthotics checked and reviewed, so so that theywalk and live comfortably.
  • Diabetic Foot Care: Dr. Kelly helps seniors with diabetes by conducting regular foot examinations to prevent infections and complications, providing education on proper foot hygiene, and recommending suitable footwear to ensure comfort and reduce the risk of diabetic foot ulcers, a common and serious complication in elderly diabetic patients.