Ageing has many effects on our body and that is true for our feet as well. As we get older, we tend to develop more problems with our feet.
Few Changes to our Feet
As we grow older, we lose fat from fat pads from our feet. Which is why older person feel more pain while walking or standing. Less fat means less cushioning and therefore more pain.
Feet has more than 30 joints which degenerate with age resulting pain and stiffness.
Toes curl up
This is more common with women than men. Women, who have been wearing high heels might face this problem as they get older.
Aging might also affect the blood flow to your feet which results in less healing power for any cut and a damaged nervous system, which is why sometimes older people are not even aware of any infection to their feet.
With age ligaments sometime stretches which results in arch pain and flat foot.
And this is the most common problem faced by old people. With age their feet skin get dried out.
How to prevent these problems
Keeping active and doing some light exercise for your feet keeps your feet healthy.
A good footwear keeps your feet healthy. While choosing your footwear few things should be kept in mind:
• Don’t wear high heel shoes
• Avoid Plastic easy clean uppers. These kind of footwear don’t let your feet breathe.
• Wear shoes which have cushioning or shock absorber soles
• Check if your heel is firmly held inside your shoes
• Wear shoes which have a fastening system
Treating Ageing Feet
If you are suffering from any diseases like diabetics or vein diseases or any other disease which is more common with older people, don’t ignore and consult with doctor and take proper medications.
If you are suffering from any of the problems mentioned above or anything else not covered here but related with ageing feet, do consult with our podiatrist or feel free to reach us. Many a times feet related issues would not just go away on its own, and it is not a good idea to ignore them. You should take proper treatment to resolve them.