You’re never too young or too old for quality foot care! You probably weren’t even one year old yet when you first pulled yourself up onto your feet. And if you take care of them—and benefit from a little good luck—you’ll still be using them eight, nine, maybe even ten decades later!
Your feet take you on a journey. A moderately active individual will walk more than 100,000 miles by age 80, enough to circumnavigate the globe four times! You need them to be there for you through all of life’s big moments, from sports and kids to careers and, at long last, an active and independent retirement!
But feet never stop changing along the way. During the first few years of life, bones are still soft and flexible. It takes time for the bones to mature and harden, and for the muscles and tendons that support the foot and arch to gain strength. But the process doesn’t end once you reach full height and skeletal maturity. Feet continue to respond to the wear, tear, and pressures of life, widening and flattening over the years. As you begin to lose muscle mass, flexibility, and range of motion as you get older, it may change the way you walk and force your feet to adapt and respond to new stresses.
No matter what stage of life you’re in, the Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists are with you every step of the way. Because childhood foot problems can lead to life-long consequences if not treated properly, pediatric foot care is especially important. We derive a lot of satisfaction—and joy!—when treating these conditions, because we know the benefits will continue long into the future! At the same time, we also love to help our seniors manage and overcome foot pain, arthritis, and other problems. As part of your medical team, we take our role in keeping you active, mobile, and independent as long as possible incredibly seriously. If our treatment helps keep you in your home, or gives you the strength and stamina to keep playing with the grandkids and living life to the fullest, we’re thrilled!
Whether you’re 9, 99, or 9 months, if you or a loved one have a foot concern, give us a call. You can schedule at either our Gilbert or Chandler offices by dialing (480) 963-9000.