Guest Post Author: Paula Casey | Walsh Brothers Shoes
Foot problems are especially common in older adults. However, it can be easy to prevent these by taking some simple precautions.
There’s an old saying that goes, “when your feet hurt, you hurt all over.” As we get older, we are far more likely to suffer from foot pain. In fact, a whopping one in four older people is affected by foot pain.
The good news, however, is that foot pain is easily preventable and can be avoided just by taking some simple steps. If you would like to find out more, why not take a look at this infographic from Walsh Brothers Shoes which lays out some great, easy-to-follow foot care tips for older adults.
Why Is Foot Health Important?
There are many important reasons why those aged 65+ should take an active interest in their foot health. Firstly, healthy feet keep us mobile and independent. What’s more, those with strong feet are less likely to fall and injure themselves. Keeping our feet active is also a great way to boost circulation.
Furthermore, our feet can indicate when something is wrong with our overall health. As such, it’s important to make time to examine the feet regularly for changes in sensitivity, color and temperature. If you notice anything out of the ordinary with your feet, be sure to consult a doctor right away.
Which Foot Problems Commonly Affect Seniors?
As people age, foot complaints become more and more common. However, there are more than 300 different kinds of foot ailment. So what kinds of problems should you keep an eye out for? Some common problems for among older people include bunions, corns & calluses, hammertoes, heel pain, ingrown toenails, and fallen arches.
To find out more about foot care for seniors, take a look at the infographic guide below.
My name is Paula Casey and I am the Marketing Manager of Walsh Brothers Shoes. Walsh Brothers Shoes is a premium footwear retailer based in Co. Kerry, Ireland.