The Aging Foot

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In the aging patient changes that compromise mobility may occur in the feet. Common foot pathologies are heel pain, metatarsalgia, hammertoes and claw toes, bunions, hallux rigidus, corns and calluses, nail pathologies, arthritis, and neuropathies. To educate patients and families, nurses must be familiar with these conditions and their prevention, conservative treatment, surgical procedures, nursing interventions, and patient education.

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