(262) 544-0700

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David Guhl, DPM
Amy Miller-Guhl, DPM
20700 Watertown Rd
Ste 200
Waukesha, WI 53186



 


 


  

 

Why do I keep losing my balance?

It is difficult to assess why you keep losing your balance without seeing you in person, but there are multiple reasons that this might be happening. These include issues that affect circulation (Peripheral Vascular Disease, Peripheral Arterial Disease), motor skills (Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, strokes), and even the nervous system (neuropathy).

In some cases, your balance issue doesn’t have anything to do with your lower body, but is actually an inner ear problem. Human ears have various tiny structures that form the vestibular system, which is your body’s balance control center.

Some of the foot conditions that can affect your balance include bunions, toe deformities, heel pain, tarsal tunnel syndrome, Morton’s neuroma, and Achilles tendonitis. There are ways of treating these conditions at Waukesha Foot Specialists.

Our practice is here to assist with the various facets of senior foot care, including those that have a negative effect on balance. If you or a loved one requires assistance in Waukesha, Milwaukee, or the surrounding areas, our staff is ready to help. Call us today at (262) 544-0700 to schedule an appointment.

How should my foot care change as I age?

Once you reach a certain age, you need to give your feet greater attention. Senior foot care means you should begin to inspect your feet on a regular basis. Noticing any irregular coloration, textures, or sensations at the earliest possible opportunity will help lead to successful treatment.

In addition to regular foot inspections, it is important keep your feet dry to avoid fungal infections, which seem to strike older adults more quickly. Ensure that the areas between the toes are dried completely before putting on socks. You don’t want the rest of your feet to get too dry, though, because your thinning skin is already at risk of developing cracks and fissures. To avoid this, use mild soaps (instead of harsh ones) and use moisturizers daily.

Cut the risk for ingrown toenails by clipping the nails straight across and keep them even with the edge of the toes. Also, wear shoes that fit well and have room for your toes to wiggle.

At Waukesha Foot Specialists, we can offer further tips and information to help you with senior foot care. Call our Waukesha, WI office today at (262) 544-0700 and schedule your appointment with us.

Questions or Comments?
We encourage you to contact us whenever you have an interest or concern about our services.

Call Today 262-544-0700

20700 Watertown Rd.
Waukesha, WI 53186

Foot Specialists - Waukesha, David Guhl, DPM, Amy Miller-Guhl, DPM, 20700 Watertown Rd, Waukesha WI, 53186 262-544-0700