Ageing Feet

July 19, 2022

As we get older, we develop thinner skin which loses its elasticity, becoming dry and fragile.  We naturally develop problems with our feet due to the daily wear and load imposed on our joints.

We only have one pair of feet, it is important we look after them.

Foot pain can have a negative impact on your life by effecting mobility, limiting our daily activities, and the freedom to do the things we enjoy free from discomfort.  Foot pain when we are walking and exercising has long-term impacts on our health and well-being.

Seeking help from a podiatrist by having regular reviews of your feet, reduces the risk of developing problems such as corns, callus and foot pain.

The natural process of ageing can also mean we develop conditions such as diabetes, vascular limb disease and osteoarthritis; what can affect the foot and may need additional care and support.

Signs of an aging foot can be:

  • Pain
  • Aches
  • Clawing of the toes
  • Dry Skin
  • Thick nails
  • General circulation problems seen as cold extremeties

What can I do?

  • Exercise
  • Wear good supportive and correctly fitting footwear
  • Check feet daily
  • Apply daily emollient to the skin