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Stop your feet from ageing

Stop your feet from ageing

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Published by Bhavna Kriplani
Ageing takes its toll on every part of the body – including the feet! Skin on the feet thins and slackens, the fatty pads that protect the heel from impacts wear down, muscle tone weakens, and joints lose their youthful suppleness.
Ageing takes its toll on every part of the body – including the feet! Skin on the feet thins and slackens, the fatty pads that protect the heel from impacts wear down, muscle tone weakens, and joints lose their youthful suppleness.

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Published by: Bhavna Kriplani on Jul 18, 2012
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Stop your feet from ageing

Ageing takes its toll on every part of the body – including the feet! Skin on the feet thins and slackens, the fatty pads that protect the heel from impacts wear down, muscle tone weakens, and joints lose their youthful suppleness. Small wonder when you consider that every step you take, your body weight is transmitted through the feet as they absorb the shock and cushion the impact. We at Purplle know, foot problems are common, which usually result from long years of wear & tear, ill-fitting shoes, and poor circulation to the feet, untrimmed toe nails and sometimes diseases. The Foot is one of the most dynamic structures in the human body. It provides man with his most effective physical contact with the environment and is especially responsible for successful regulation of initial and final contact of the body with the ground. Online cosmetics shopping websites can provide you the cure. It is never too late to care for your feet, Purplle.com tells you how! In old age, when your feet are less supple, well-fitting shoes with plenty of support are even more essential. Foot pain can affect any part of your foot, from your toes to your Achilles tendon at the back of your heel. Some foot pain is simply an annoyance. But foot pain can also be more serious, especially if it’s the result of injury or certain chronic conditions. More severe foot pain needs medical attention. If not treated, some types of foot pain can lead to longterm damage or disability. 1. Maintaining a healthy life style wearing of proper foot ears are some of the aspects that one should take care to prevent foot diseases in old age. People suffering from diabetes should take extreme care of their foot as any injuries on foot will take a long time to heal and will further add to the complications. Arthritis is another major complication affecting people of old age.

2. You can help prevent foot problems by checking your feet regularly or having them checked by a member of the family and a foot hygiene specialist. 3. Your favorite pair of shoes is not necessarily the best ones, especially if they are well worn. The danger is that, without realizing it, you gradually alter the way you walk to compensate for the wear. Wearing shoes that fit is not as easy as it may sound. Shoes made of leather allow the feet to “breathe” and can reduce the possibility of skin irritations. Soles should provide solid footing and not be slippery. Thick soles lessen pressure on the feet when walking on hard surfaces. Wearing high heels should be avoided. 4. Diabetics are particularly prone to sores & infections on their feet. They should be especially careful to avoid extremely hot or cold bath water, to keep their feet clean and dry, to inspect it regularly for any injury or infection and to avoid stepping on sharp objects or surfaces. 5. Exposure to cold temperatures, pressure on the feet from shoes, long periods of sitting & resting, and smoking can reduce blood flow to the feet. On the other hand, elevating the feet, standing up & stretching, walking & other forms of exercise promote good circulation. Foot care is extremely important. 6. Thicker socks, double socks, lined shoes or boots will all help keep the chill at bay, as will wearing bed socks at night. Well-cushioned shoes and the use of inserts will also help combat the effects of age on foot arches. 7. Exercise is a must – and the most natural workout in the world is walking! Just 30 minutes a day helps keep the circulation moving whilst maintaining the mobility of your feet. 8. Don’t assume your feet will remain the same size as you get older. When buying shoes, have your feet measured and opt for shoes with laces, Velcro or a buckle to allow for adjustments should your feet or ankles swell. Slippers offer little support for your foot and their lose-fitting nature can make them a tripping hazard. 9. Above all, maintain a daily foot-care regime. Age does accelerate the onset of potential problems, and prevention rather than cure is always preferable, particularly as you grow older.

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