Posted on February 16, 2023
- Our feet put up with a lot! They hold our weight, are stuffed in uncomfortable shoes, and get stepped on. We couldn’t walk, run, or dance without them. And as we age, our feet need extra care. Over time our feet flatten, become wider, and the muscle tissue in our feet wears down, causing a loss of feeling. In addition, older adults are more susceptible to ingrown toenails, skin breaks, and sores. Decreased mobility can cause falls, leading to broken toes, sprains, and fractures. Proper foot care is critical for seniors. Here are helpful tips regarding how to properly care for your aging feet.