As you grow older, your body may not work the same as it used to. Some of your body parts will deteriorate in function and lose strength. Your feet are no different. At Knoxville Footcare in Knoxville, TN, Drs. Kelly Bumpus and Danielle Malin specialize in treating aging feet. Here are three conditions aging feet face.
Osteoarthritis is a common type of arthritis that affects the joints of the hips, spine, knees, and even large toe. Also known as degenerative joint disease, osteoarthritis develops more commonly in older people. Your Knoxville, TN podiatrists recommend proper footwear and special shoe inserts to reduce pain and inflammation.
Bunions are pesky not to mention painful bumps formed on the joint of the large toe. This condition is caused by the inflammation of the bursa or tiny fluid-filled sacs that serve as cushions in the joints. Common symptoms of bunions besides pain include stiffness, bone deformity, and swelling. Surgery is rare, but the last resort if bunions are not taken care of immediately.
Let’s face it, aging is a real pain in the neck. But at Knoxville Footcare located in Knoxville, TN, you don’t have to suffer in aching gloom, especially if you’re experiencing heel pain. Heel pain or fasciitis develops from irritated nerves, arthritis, stress fractures, tendonitis, and much more. Drs. Bumpus and Malin will prescribe medications, walking casts, or physical therapy to promote healing of this condition.
To learn more about how aging affects foot health, visit us at Knoxville Footcare located at 932 Alcoa Highway Building C, Suite 480, Knoxville, TN, 37920. To schedule an appointment with Drs. Kelly Bumpus and Danielle Malin call 865-632-5700. For more information, visit www.knoxvillefootcare.com.