Your feet change as you age. They grow in multiple dimensions – in length due to less strength in the plantar fascia, but they also spread in width. They change in other ways also. Your skin around your feet becomes thinner as you age. Therefore, shoes that you have been wearing may not provide enough cushioning to keep you comfortable. An athletic type shoe will provide a bit more comfort for an elderly patient.
As you age, your feet lose strength as well as flexibility. This is most noticeable in the plantar fascia an Achilles tendon area. The weakening of muscles and tendons results in increased pronation and most likely pain. To counteract the effects of normal aging, the average person needs a shoe that provides greater support in the arch, better heel control and a slight rise to the heel. Although there may be better choices in shoes available, this is not always enough. At some point you may need the assistance of orthotics or insoles that will help with the gait alterations that occur as you age.
Now is the time to see your podiatrist for a complete foot evaluation and assessment of the way you move. Motion control orthotics may be just what you need to help you regain your balance and get pain relief. Custom orthotics are molded specifically to your foot for your individual situation.
Insoles for your Soles is another fantastic treatment option offered at Dallas Podiatry Works. This treatment can restore padding to the ball of your foot so you can wear the latest styles of shoes you see when you window shop! It is an FDA approved filler and we would love to tell you more about it.
Don’t wait any longer! Drs. Brook and Northcutt are highly respected podiatrists and have the ability to offer an accurate diagnosis and solution to your problem. Whether you require insoles, custom orthotics or special shoes, they can help with that determination. Call the Dallas office at (972) 566-7474 or Plano (972) 943-3323 and let’s put an end to your foot pain!
The doctor has great “bedside manners” when talking to patients. Great staff and comfortable atmosphere.
The staff at Dallas Podiatry Works could not have been more courteous, helpful, and professional in doing their job. They made me feel comfortable when I was there, which is certainly appreciated. They answered all the questions that I had and just made each visit the most pleasurable that it could be. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing this type of foot care.
I would highly recommend Dr. Brook to anyone with foot problems–especially problems that stump other podiatrists. He really is very caring and very knowledgeable.
Dr. Joel Brook and the staff were nice and helpful. Though I was a new patient, I got right in as soon as they were open in my preferred location. They diagnosed the problem and provided medicines along with a perfect gel bandage so I could keep exercising while my toes healed. My toes already hurt less and look a little better each day. If I have future issues, I will be a repeat customer. Here’s hoping I don’t, but at least I know my feet are in good hands.
I visited this office for an ingrown toe nail a few years ago. After seeing another doctor, who made it worse, he referred me to Dallas Podiatry Works. The doctor there was able to fix my problem. I’m not great with reviews, all I can tell you is that this doctor and staff will have you up and running or doing whatever it is you do in no time. You will be in great hands. You’d be a fool not to use this doctor. Now its time to visit him again for the other toe.
Been having bad ankle pains for 6 months was referred here and it was a great visit ladies in the front desk medical assistants and the Doctor were all very friendly and make you feel very comfortable.