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The feet are flexible structures of bones, joints, muscles, and soft tissues that let us stand upright and perform activities like walking, running, and jumping. With increasing age our skin tends to get thinner and lose is elasticity. You may find minor wounds take longer to heal.
The older you get, the more you need a shoe which holds your foot firmly in place to give you adequate support. Shoes that have cushioning or shock absorbing soles will give you extra comfort while walking.
Flatfeet happens when the arches on the inside of your feet are flattened, allowing the entire soles of your feet to touch the floor when you stand up.

Flatfoot can develop after an injury or from the simple wear-and-tear stresses of age. Flatfeet can sometimes contribute to problems in your ankles and knees because the condition can alter the alignment of your legs. If you aren't having pain, no treatment is usually necessary for flatfeet.
Some people with flatfeet experience foot pain, particularly in the heel or arch area. Pain may worsen with activity. Swelling along the inside of the ankle can also occur. If you have foot pain or your feet are causing problems with walking, see a podiatrist.
Supporting your feet is usually a first step in treating the condition and your healthcare provider may recommend that you wear orthotics, which are inserts that go inside your shoes to support your feet.
You can prevent the condition from worsening and causing excessive pain by taking precautions such as wearing shoes that fit well and providing the necessary foot support.

Scales occur when the outermost layer of the epidermis becomes dry and flaky and peels. The excess of dead skin cells results in the appearance of scaly skin. ... Scales can also become itchy and inflamed.

To Remove Scales:

Exercise can also help to keep your feet healthy- it tones up muscles, helps to strengthen arches and stimulates blood circulation.

COMMON FEET PROBLEMS:

WAYS TO HELP YOUR FEET:

TAKE CARE OF YOUR FEET:

  • Wash and examine regularly
  • Look for redness
  • Look for cuts

Feet are like cars, they need maintenance to run well. If you wake up some morning and can barely walk, or your toenails are loose and turning yellow... that's a maintenance call. Circualtion problems are common with older feet.
Prevent ingrown toenails by trimming toenails regularly if feet become unusually uncomfortable when walking or standing... hobble into a podiatrist office or consider trying support inserts from an athletic specialist retailer.

Please tell us if you have experienced foot pain and what works for you. Share an idea, experience or thought with us here.

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