Foot Health and Ageing
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As our feet grow older, they naturally develop more problems.
But painful and uncomfortable feet are not a natural part of growing old, or something to ‘put up with’. A lot can be done to improve comfort, relieve pain and keep you on your feet for life.
The condition of our feet often provides early indications of conditions such as diabetes, arthritis and circulatory disease. For this reason, the human foot is sometimes called the ‘mirror of health’.
Look out for signs such as dry skin, brittle nails, burning and tingling sensations, feelings of cold, numbness, and discolouration. Always seek the opinion of your podiatrist when any of these signs occur.
For more detailed information, see our Acrobat pdf Information sheets on Foot health and ageing which is available on our website.
Please remember that the information in these documents should not be used as a substitute for podiatric or medical attention.