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The quality of life degenerates rapidly for a person who is unable to move about freely. And, in an era of concern with spiraling healthcare costs, care for a bedridden person is considerably more expensive -- whether paid for by the individual, a family, insurance, or the government.

Chiropodists help keep older patients on their feet and active, which is critically important to their overall health.

The complex engineering marvels that keep people mobile -- the feet -- change as an inevitable effect of aging. Nails get thicker, skin drier and such problems as corns, calluses, arthritis, bunions and hammertoes increase. It is common for the foot's natural cushion to thin out and lose some of its shock absorbing quality.

For healthcare, the aging of North American society has been called the most profound demographic change of the 20th century, creating a whole new set of problems.

A Chiropodist's specialized education and training places him or her in the unique position of helping an aging society deal with increasing medical difficulties. And medical records indicate that Chiropodists have become one of the providers of choice for seniors seeking foot care.

Older patients benefit from periodic visits to chiropodists:

  • Serious systemic problems -- arthritis, diabetes, kidney problems, circulatory disorders, bone conditions, etc. -- often are indicated initially by symptoms in the feet and legs.
  • Each of the foot joints can be afflicted with arthritis, making feet more susceptible to a painful disease that can disable a person.
  • Older men and women may develop osteoporosis, a loss of bone mass that makes them fragile. Once minor incidents -- bumping a toe or dropping something on the foot -- can lead to a debilitating fracture.
  • Of the 2.1 million people 65 and over who have diabetes, nearly 65,000 have diabetic foot disease.

For older Ontarians, good foot health can be the difference between enjoyment or infirmity, active involvement or debilitating decline.

Keeping Ontario's aging population active longer and more capable of caring for themselves is critical to the Provinces economic well-being. Good foot care by Ontario's Chiropodists is an important part of this equation.

Brought to you by Dr. John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto foot clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.

 

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Academy Clinics has a special interest in high quality custom orthotics.

 

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