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The Fear About Falls

September is Falls Prevention Awareness Month. If you have ever taken a tumble, the emotions are overwhelming. There is fear about another fall. You may also have concerns about potential injuries. This month, we are back to sharing the importance of changing your lifestyle and surroundings. These simple solutions can help you and your family stay safe and avoid the injuries that can come with these frightening events.

Dr. Naghmeh Lilly Khavari of the Carrollton Foot Center is about sharing facts. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one out of four older people falls annually. Do you know someone who has had this experience? Think about friends and family who are 65 and older.

When thinking about your lifestyle and environment, here are three ways to make a positive change:

Strengthen your bones

Did you know physical activity helps to reduce your risk? We recommend adding more exercise to your day to strengthen your bones and muscles. Enjoy the beautiful sunlight, take a walk, and strengthen your bones. We also suggest adding more calcium and vitamin D to your diet.

Update your home

Did you know that simple changes in your home can make a significant difference? If you have older loved ones, there is a greater need to make updates. From adding more lighting to removing slippery rugs, take action to fall-proof your home. Let’s make their home safe and welcoming for our older loved ones.

Know your risk

If you are 65 years and older, you are at an increased risk of falling. If you have fallen once, your risk of falling again has now doubled. We know how falling can cause patients to withdraw from their regular activities. We don’t want to see this outcome. We need to know the risk so we can make lifestyle changes to protect ourselves from injuries.

Are you concerned about the outcome of falls? Fractures are common. Serious head injuries can also occur. If you fall, always call the doctor. It doesn’t matter if you have experienced pain. We care about your health.

Our board-certified podiatrist, Dr. Naghmeh Lilly Khavari, is here to help. She treats various conditions such as bunionscornscallusesingrown toenailsplantar fasciitis, and more. We also offer advanced surgical solutions. Our team provides excellent service to patients in Denton, Dallas, and Collins counties. Contact our office at (469) 998-3668 for your foot and ankle solutions. Our office is 4221 Medical Parkway, STE 450, in Carrollton, TX.

Foot Pain and Your Golf Game

August is National Golf Month, so we are making sure you are all set for your next swing. Whether you enjoy golfing as a hobby or competing with other professionals, we know you are dependent on your feet. As you travel from one hole to the next, foot pain is not a part of the plans. There are common foot conditions that can affect your game, but we’re here to make sure you stay steps ahead.

Dr. Naghmeh Lilly Khavari of the Carrollton Foot Center works with a variety of athletes, from basketball players to golfers. Regardless of the sport, support, and shoe style matter. She helps athletes make the best decisions for their feet. The results can help them with the game, too.

Here are three things to do before your next golf game:

Trim your toenails

Long toenails in your golf shoes can cause discomfort and an ingrown toenail. Trim your toenails properly to limit how much they rub against the inside of your shoes. An ingrown toenail occurs when the toenail begins to grow into the side of your skin. If it pierces the skin, there is a risk of infection.

Address foot pain

If you have foot pain, it will seem like the longest walk from one hole to the next. Addressing foot pain now will allow you to perform your best. Simple solutions include getting evaluated for custom orthotics, increasing your shoe size, or allowing your feet to rest. Common foot problems include plantar fasciitis, ingrown toenails, and Achilles tendonitis.

Check your shoes

Your shoe style can make a significant difference with your support. While shopping for golf shoes, take your time. Shop at the end of the day, which is when your feet are at their largest. Ask the sales representative to use a Brannock Device to measure your feet. The device is the best tool for getting an accurate shoe size.

Giving your best on the golf course starts with feeling great from head to toe. We can help with the foot-and-ankle part of your swing. If you have concerns about foot pain and how it can affect your game, contact us today.

Our board-certified podiatrist, Dr. Naghmeh Lilly Khavari, is here to help. She treats a variety of conditions such as bunions, corns, calluses, ingrown toenails, plantar fasciitis, and more. We also offer advanced surgical solutions. Our team provides excellent service to patients in Denton, Dallas, and Collins counties. Contact our office at (469) 998-3668 for your foot and ankle solutions. Our office is at 4221 Medical Parkway, STE 450, in Carrollton, TX.

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