Everyone knows the body goes through changes over time. Whether it’s infancy to the teenage years, or adulthood to retirement age, we have to be aware of different things over time. That includes not only how the body changes, but also how we take care of it.
At the age of 50, many people have to take new approaches to their health, and once again acknowledge how their body is changing. Many experts estimate that by that time, a person has walked around 75,000 miles. That’s enough to have walked around the earth THREE times. In all likelihood, most of that walking has been on hard, flat ground. Even if you’ve been a runner your whole life, your feet will handle it a lot differently.
If you’re a woman, it’s possible you spent some of that foot mileage in heels. As you move into your 50s and 60s, bunions and foot surgeries are not uncommon. If you’re experiencing other bodily discomforts in your legs and/or ankles, mobility eventually becomes difficult.
So, is there anything you can do to avoid foot pain as you get older? Absolutely.
Just as it’s a good idea to increase your check-ups and doctor visits when you get older, it might be a good idea to schedule occasional visits to podiatrists as well. See if there are treatments and exercises you can be doing right now in order to avoid advanced complications later.
If you’ve been meaning to lose some pounds, new weight loss-driven habits can be very beneficial. Think about it…if your feet are more prone to breakdown over time, you’ll want to ease up on the amount of daily pressure they absorb.
Some of the foot care habits you’ve heard about your whole life become more important. For example, your feet need a good supportive pair of shoes to wear every day. Also, you need to continue to make sure your feet aren’t constantly sweating during the day.
Your feet continue to change over time, and as you get older that doesn’t stop. You may find your feet look a little longer or wider…maybe even a little more flat than you remember. That means adopting new approaches to feet care are needed.
We can help you by listening to your questions and providing you with meaningful solutions. So, give us a call at 866-508-5108 or visit us at http://nuestepprocedure.com/.