Dr. Bill J. Releford, D.P.M., a graduate of the Temple School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, began his practice in 1990 and established the Diabetic Foot Institute, a facility dedicated exclusively to the reduction of diabetes-related amputations in high-risk populations. Dr. Releford is recognized both domestically and internationally as a leader in the field of diabetic limb preservation and wound care, and recently received prestigious awards from the Association of Black Cardiologists and the Regional Black Chamber of Commerce for his contributions to public health. Dr. Releford uses platelet-rich plasma therapy to treat diabetic neuropathy, foot injuries, and chronic non-healing wounds.

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Common Foot Problems in the Elderly


As people age, foot complaints become more and more common. These issues can range from bunions to hammertoes and even problems due to diabetes.


Some of the most common issues include:


  • Heel pain
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Corns
  • Calluses
  • Bunions
  • Deformities


These issues can limit mobility and, if combined with other mobility issues, they can keep you off your feet for extended periods of time. You may find yourself on a scooter or in a wheelchair. The good news is there is a lot of foot care for the elderly that you can take advantage of so you don’t find yourself in this situation.