As we age, we naturally develop more problems with our feet due to normal daily wear and tear of joints, but also because the skin starts to become thin and loses its elasticity, as well as being dry and much more fragile.
Feet can start to show signs of ageing at any age if good routine foot care is not practised, but generally it is most common from your fifties onwards.
How do I know I have it?
General signs of ageing feet include more regular aches and pains, developing bunions, signs of clawing of the toes along with general circulatory problems.
How do I prevent it?
- General foot care and protection
- Suitable and comfortable Footwear
What are the treatments?
Treatments depend on which particular condition you are suffering from, e.g. bunions, and therefore the best advice is to visit your local podiatrist if your foot care routine is not alleviating the symptoms.
When should I see a podiatrist about it?
As we get older, an annual foot health check is as important as a sight or hearing test. Conditions like diabetes or circulatory problems can all be picked up by looking at the feet and common problems like corns, cracked skin and ingrown toenails can be successfully treated.
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