Geriatric Care Specialist

Arya Foot & Ankle

Board Certified Podiatrist located in Phoenix, AZ

As you age, your feet may need some extra care or you may need to adapt your current foot care routine to stay active and healthy. At Arya Foot & Ankle, caring board-certified podiatrist Shylaja Arya, DPM, partners with you to maximize your foot and ankle health in your senior years. For the best in customized geriatric care, call the Phoenix, Arizona, office or schedule an appointment online today.

Geriatric Care

Why do you need geriatric foot care when you're older?

As you age, foot problems grow more common because of changing mobility, limited range of motion, changes in your skin, chronic diseases like diabetes, and other factors like diminished vision. 

It's important to be aware of foot problems in their early stages so you can work with Dr. Arya to prevent severe complications. 

What does geriatric care include?

At Arya Foot & Ankle, geriatric care includes diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment of all foot and ankle issues affecting older patients. About 25% of older Americans have chronic foot pain and many others have painless, but problematic, issues. 

Dr. Arya diagnoses your issues using digital X-rays, ultrasound, and clinical hands-on exams. She can analyze your walking patterns during a gait analysis to find any balance or movement problems that interfere with your foot and bodywide function. 

Then, she recommends an individualized treatment plan. Some of the many services Dr. Arya provides for her older clientele include:

  • Toenail trimming for thick or difficult-to-cut nails
  • Corn and callus treatment
  • Soft tissue mass treatment
  • Bunion treatment 
  • Heel fluid aspirations
  • Foot and ankle skin and nail biopsies 
  • Custom orthotics
  • Wound care
  • Customized exercise plans to improve balance, flexibility, and strength
  • Ingrown toenail removal
  • Fungal nail treatment
  • Regenerative medicine treatments
  • Anesthetic and corticosteroid injections
  • Footwear changes

In most cases, Dr. Arya can prescribe nonsurgical solutions for foot and ankle issues. She strives to make your foot and ankle care as seamless and easy as possible, and always makes every effort to help you maintain your health and independence as you age. 

How often should I schedule geriatric care appointments?

Every geriatric patient is unique, so Dr. Arya can recommend a schedule that suits your needs. Dr. Arya is a leading foot doctor in Phoenix who is very flexible and always happy to accommodate your changing needs as you age. Generally, it’s wise to have a foot health checkup at least once a year. 

When you need extra help, like cutting your tough toenails after surgery or taking care of a new wound that you can’t quite reach, Dr. Arya can fit you into the schedule and help you stay healthy. 

Geriatric age doesn’t have to mean limitations. Reach out to Arya Foot & Ankle to find out how you can stay on your feet as a healthy and happy senior. Use online booking or call the office today. 

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