It’s grown so huge, it’s practically become a holiday itself: Black Friday. Love it or hate it, it’s become a chance for people to find gifts for their loved ones on sale. Gift giving has been an integral part of holiday celebrations for generations of people. Sometimes, though, it can be hard to find that perfect gift, even with Black Friday sales. This can be especially true of the seniors in people’s lives—it can feel like they already have everything they could need or want. This year, gifts to take care of senior foot health might just be the answer for what to give them.
Senior feet need a lot of care for many reasons. As people age, circulation decreases, muscles and connective tissues weaken, bones get thinner, and people become more susceptible to serious diseases that affect the feet, like diabetes. Taking care of the lower limbs helps prevent serious problems from developing, as well as helps people maintain their mobility.
Some pretty simple items can help seniors take better care of their feet, and they can make good holiday gifts. Kids may hate getting socks as presents, but for a senior with poor circulation, a good thick pair can mean the difference between comfort and icy toes. Woolen or synthetic ones with moisture-wicking properties are the best, since they help pull perspiration away from the skin.
Slippers with thick, supportive soles are another way to keep feet warm, particularly for someone who has diabetes. Tough soles can protect the feet from stepping on something sharp around the home. For someone with diabetes, this is crucial for helping prevent injuries like ulcers. There are plenty of other gift ideas that don’t involve footwear, too. It gets more difficult to keep skin moisturized as people age, so a nice foot cream could be a helpful gift. Foot bath crystals for some pampering are another idea.
Of course, you don’t have to wait for the holidays if your loved ones really need better senior foot care. Help them take care of their lower limbs now and stay strong on their feet in their golden years. Our team at Absolute Foot Care Specialists is happy to help you and your family at every stage of life. Make an appointment with us online, or call one or our Las Vegas locations at (702) 839-2010.