Taking a few moments to tend to your sole health can minimize age-related issues, according to Chestnut Hill Hospital’s vice president and chief medical officer, podiatrist John Scanlon, DPM. “The feet are your foundation and absolutely play into your quality of life as we age,” Dr. Scanlon said. “If you develop foot issues, it affects you physically, emotionally, and spiritually.”
|Dr. John Scanlon
Scanlon, who at 61 still plays a pickup basketball game once a week to keep in shape, has had ankle problems as an athlete. While some issues are genetic, he believes being proactive can do a lot to improve your foot health in your senior years. “Good foot health is essential to a good quality of life,” said Scanlon. “Exercise is the key. There is no magic formula. You’ve got to get off your derriere and start moving, as long as your doctor gives you clearance.”
Source: Barbara Sherf, Chestnut Hill Local [4/12/19]
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
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