Aging feet may need extra care

Since older individuals tend to experience conditions like bunions, hammer toe, arthritis and corns, it's important to remain diligent in ensuring foot health. 

Aging feet may need extra care With age, men and women tend to keep better track of their well-being to ensure that problems don't advance to the point of no return. However, it can be easy yet detrimental to neglect the feet. 

It has been reported that the foot may be an indicator of how well a person is aging, according to BCRNews.com.

"The human foot has been called the mirror of health. Systemic problems often related to age, such as diabetes, arthritis, and circulatory disease often can first be detected in the feet," said Michael King, president of the American Podiatric Medical Association, quoted by the news source.

The online news provider said that older adults should walk regularly and wear well-fitted shoes in an effort to maintain problem-free feet.

Bunions are a hereditary, age-related disorder that mostly affect women and can progress to the point that they hinder mobility, according to magazine Canadian Living. As a result, it's important to prevent or correct bunions or hammer toe early on.

Luckily, bunion splints or orthotics may help to keep bunions or hammer toe at bay without the need for painful bunion surgery

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