National Guidelines For Fall Prevention: Foot and Foot-ware

Dr Levi (Levan) Atanelov as a member of the National Council on Fall Risk Awareness and Prevention (NCFRAP) had been working on gathering evidence on foot ware and foot related issues to help prevent falls. We had a meeting last week in Chicago to help promote awareness about about this important topic. NCFRAP is working on developing national guidelines for prevention of falls by addressing lower leg and foot related issues.

Here are some of the general pointers: foot pain, foot deformities, decreased foot sensation and improper foot-ware are all associated with impaired balance and increased risk of falls.

If you or your loved ones have questions about working on foot related factors to help prevent falls speak to your local podiatrist or reach out to us at Steady Strides.

Dr Atanelov, MD