Unfortunately, older people do become more prone to foot problems. Systemic health issues may impact the feet causing complications and sometimes the decrease in joint mobility associated with aging makes it harder to reach your feet and to walk. The skin also tends to become thinner and more fragile as we age and therefore needs more expert care.
Your feet can also provide early indications of more serious conditions like diabetes, arthritis and Peripheral Vascular Disease. Look out for signs like dry skin, brittle nails, burning and tingling sensations in the feet, cold feet and/or numbness, and discolouration. If you notice any of these signs, it’s important to ask a podiatrist about them. Painful and uncomfortable feet do not have to be a natural part of growing old.
At Prostep Podiatry we can provide expert foot care and the maintenance to make sure your feet can keep going as long as you can.