Older feet naturally develop more problems because the skin tends to thin and lose its’ elasticity. Healing can take longer and wear and tear to the joints over the years may have caused some degree of arthritis.
Painful and uncomfortable feet however, are not a natural part of growing old or something to ‘put-up with’. Much can be done to improve comfort, relieve pain and maintain mobility.
Keeping toenails cut and under control will help keep you mobile but you may need help with this from your chiropodist/podiatrist so why not contact us.
Keeping Feet Warm
Try to keep your feet as warm as possible, but make sure not keep them in front of the fire too long.
Warm stockings or socks can help. Avoid anything too tight which can restrict your circulation or cramp your toes. Wearing-lined boots or shoes, or even an extra pair of socks will help to keep you warm, but do make sure your shoes aren’t tight as a result. Bed socks are also a good idea.
Why not come into the clinic and treat yourself to a warming paraffin wax treatment?