As we age we lose elasticity in tendons and ligaments, we lose muscle mass and also the number of fibers in the muscle, and we lose bone mass too.
All these factors affect the health of our feet!
The most common foot problems in the elderly population are:
Metatarsalgia: Pain under the ball of the foot especially when walking in hard surfaces.
Bunions: is a bump that protrudes out on the joint at the base of your big toe. It starts to form when your big toe pushes against your second toe, forcing the joint of your big toe to get bigger and stick out.
Hammer toes: is a deformity that causes your toe to bend or curl downward instead of pointing forward. This can be caused by arthritis or wearing tight-fitting shoes.
The very best way to keep your feet healthy as long as possible is to stay active, have a positive attitude, and eat a healthy diet. These 3 things will keep your feet going much longer and your health will benefit overall