Part of healthy aging is taking care of one’s feet

Part of healthy aging is taking care of one's feet
Bunion Advice

Once a woman reaches a certain age, footwear options like stilettos or open-toed sandals may not be viable choices due to foot conditions, such as bunions, hammer toe or yellowed toenails.

These problems are often the result of decades of wearing trendy, toe-squishing shoes, as well as footwear that doesn't provide proper arch support. However, it's never too late to start paying attention to foot health.

Begin by nailing down your shoe size, as your feet will not likely be the same size in your 50s as they were in your 30s. It's a good idea to get feet measured about every year to ensure you're wearing the proper size, which can significantly alleviate foot pain.

Next, shop for sturdy, supportive shoes with a roomy toe box to prevent or slow the progression of problems like bunions and hammer toe.

Additionally, older individuals may want to consider using orthotics during the day and bunion splints in the evening in order to keep feet healthy and free of deformities.

 

Bunion Advice
Many women exacerbate their bunions with the click of a mouse

Researchers at ShopSmart magazine conducted a survey which reveals that nearly 30 percent of women in the U.S. report buying shoes at online retailers on a regular basis, a percentage that’s just about doubled in the past four years.

Winter weight gain may be to blame for fallen arches
Bunion Advice
Winter weight gain may be to blame for fallen arches

Like many Americans, you may have put on a few pounds over the past couple of months.

Choosing an athletic shoe takes consideration
Bunion Advice
Choosing an athletic shoe takes consideration

Shoes are an integral part of optimal performance and injury prevention for many athletes, reports Reuters.

Prep your bunions before going on vacation
Bunion Advice
Prep your bunions before going on vacation

If you’re one of the many people heading to a tropical climate to escape the late-winter blues, it may be a good idea to peel back those heavy wool socks and have a look at the state of your feet.

Exercising with DVD assistance may help ease bunion pain
Bunion Advice
Stretches may alleviate foot pain when getting back into exercise this spring

If you’ve spent the past few months indoors to avoid icy sidewalks and blustery winds, your joints, muscles and tendons may experience a bit of a shock once you begin moving again.

Exercising with DVD assistance may help ease bunion pain
Bunion Advice
Exercising with DVD assistance may help ease bunion pain

Osteoarthritis causes pain, joint stiffness and, in some cases, bunion and hammer toe.

Your local shoe repair shop can adjust shoes to suit bunions and hammer toe
Bunion Advice
Your local shoe repair shop can adjust shoes to suit bunions, hammer toe

Having a hard time finding shoes that don’t squeeze your bunions or hammer toe?

Got bunions You may want to heed warnings about the dangers of flip flops
Bunion Advice
Got bunions? You may want to heed warnings about the dangers of flip flops

Warm weather is approaching, and that may have many people perusing the new selections of summer sandals and flip flops.

Aging runners should engage in specific training
Bunion Advice
Aging runners should engage in specific training

Seniors who continue to enjoy running into their golden years are making good efforts toward maintaining overall health as they get older.