Age affects everything, including your feet. Leg pain and discomfort are two natural things when a person is getting older, said Emanuel Haber, DPM, Foot & Ankle Center of New Jersey. We can eliminate or at least minimize these two things: however below are 7 strange things on feet commonly encountered when a person is getting old.
1. Disappeared fat
Every human being is equipped with a built-in sol-collagen, elastin pillows, and adipose tissue. Along with age, the fat pads will be depleted. A solution that can be used is the use of reinforced shoes with insoles and gel pads.
The elderly often suffer from arthritis that attacks the big toe or mid foot joints. Arthritis can change the balance of the body and cause pain on the inside and the outside of your foot.
3. Toes curl up
Hammertoes risks will arise due to improper use of shoes. Calluses are more likely to strike the elderly associated with friction between the bent toes to the inside of the shoe.
4. Food infection due to bad circulation
Diabetes and age-related conditions can impede blood flow to your feet. Obstructed blood flow will cause an infection on the surface of the foot.
5. Problems of tendon
Most problems related to tendons caused by the depletion of the water content in the tendons, along with age. Some strengthening exercises can minimize the effects caused by the depletion of the water content in the tendon.
6. Problems of ligament
Ligaments can stretch excessively with age. Age can lead to reduced sensitivity of nerve sensors, in other words reducing the body’s natural sensitivity to prevent excessive stretching of the ligament. If not addressed, this can lead to a variety of related problems, such as an ankle sprain.
7. Dry skin
Not only pads, moisture can also be reduced, along with age. The best solution is to use skin moisturizing cream.
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