Think You're Too Old to Get Your Feet Fixed?

Sometimes people in their 60s, 70s, and 80s will tell us that they feel they're too old to bother getting their foot conditions treated. They couldn't be more wrong!

According to a survey conducted by the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, people over the age of 65 who had foot surgery to correct painful foot problems were very happy with the results. They reported that they were more active than they had been prior to the surgery, and were enjoying social and recreational activities more than they had in the past. In fact, 99 percent of them said that they'd recommend foot surgery to others their age with painful foot problems.

Many people shy away from considering foot surgery because they've heard stories about difficult recoveries from friends or relatives who had surgery years ago. But with advances in surgical techniques and technologies, less-invasive procedures are now available that can have you back on your feet in a much shorter time period.

A foot problem should not be allowed to keep you from getting the most out of life! You've worked hard all your life, and now you have the time to enjoy it. You owe it to yourself to make sure your feet are ready to take you where you want to go!

This information was developed by the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.