As we age, we don’t need to be reminded to take care of such important aspects of our health as, say, eye care, heart care, hearing tests and cancer screenings, to name just a few.
But all too often, routine foot care can be overlooked – unless, and until, that is, they start giving us problems.
Maintaining healthy feet is incredibly important – especially as we age. After all, they are LITERALLY the foundations for everything you do.
One thing to keep in mind is that a lifetime of walking and standing can cause dramatic changes in your feet.
How they function.
You see, the foot can actually lengthen and widen, causing the arches to flatten. This creates extra pressure on joints in the foot and ankle.
What’s more, the natural cushion and padding of the feet can begin to wear thin. When this happens, simply the act of standing can begin to cause pain.
If these issues are not resolved early, they can develop into ongoing chronic podiatric conditions – both topically and structurally.
Among the most common foot-related issues that seniors deal with are:
However, with a little planning and preventative care, many of potential problems caused by the inevitable changes in your feet can be mitigated.
Here are some quick, easy suggestions for keeping your feet in tip-top shape:
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