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We treat various foot and ankle ailments in people of all ages. We pride ourselves in using both conservative and surgical treatment modalities custom tailored to each individual to achieve maximum benefits. We offer comprehensive foot and ankle care, here is a partial list of issues we address:
 
•  Arthritis
•  Bunions
•  Tendonitis
•  Ganglions
•  Hammer Toes
•  Peripheral Neuropathy
•  PVD
•  Flat Feet
•  Corns
•  Neuromas
•  Childs Feet
•  Ankle Sprains
•  Plantar Faciitis
•  Warts
•  Fungal Problems
•  Nail Problems


Seniors can Reduce Risk of Falling by Fixing Painful Feet

It's just not true that foot pain is a normal consequence of growing older. In addition to healthy feet and ankles contributing to a full and active lifestyle, they can also reduce a senior's risk for dangerous and deadly falls.

Falls have become the leading cause of injury deaths among Americans age 65 and older, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Painful foot conditions such as osteoarthritis, corns, bunions, hammertoes, and diabetic complications can make it difficult for seniors to maintain balance and coordination when walking or standing.


Lower body weakness and gait and balance problems are frequently-cited risk factors for falls among seniors. Exercises to enhance lower body strength can reduce this risk. But for seniors with painful foot and ankle conditions, exercise can be difficult.

Just one fall can permanently rob a senior of their independence and dramatically reduce their quality of life. Minimizing or eliminating foot pain in seniors improves their balance, coordination and stability when walking or standing.

A foot and ankle surgeon can recommend simple, effective pain-relief measures such as stretching exercises or padding for painful corns and hammertoes. But when surgery is the most appropriate treatment for a senior's painful feet, simple surgical techniques often allow treatment to be performed on an outpatient basis.


Courtesy - www.foothealthfacts.org
 

Foot and Ankle Associates based in Los Gatos, California have carved a niche in the field of podiatry equating quality of life with the importance of good foot health. They believe that a productive and active life depends on healthy happy feet. Keeping in tune with the latest in podiatric care, Drs. Meltzer, Elardo, and Sheth use strong ethics and high quality healthcare in the treatment of multi-faceted foot disorders.

For more detailed information on our services visit www.sjfeet.com, www.sanjosepodiatrist.net and www.sjfootandankle.com. You can also contact us by phone: 408-358-6234 or via email: info@sjfeet.com.


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