February 09, 2020
Our feet might just be the hardest-working and most underappreciated body part we have. They carry the brunt of our weight, challenged by uneven walking surfaces, and endure the torture of uncomfortable shoes.
They might get some special pampering before summertime, but they spend the rest of the year squeezed into socks then shoes that usually place style over comfort. Our feet don’t have an easy life, and unfortunately, we may really start to notice changes as we age.
Here are 12 conditions that develop in your feet as you age:
Age-related foot problems can be painful and disruptive to your lifestyle. And they will rarely simply resolve on their own. If you notice changes in your feet that are causing you discomfort, seeing a podiatrist is the best way to get you back on your feet. Don’t underestimate the value of good, custom made orthotics. They can be very light weight and will slip into almost any athletic shoe. Orthotics aren’t inexpensive, but it’s impossible to get around without our feet.