Category Archives : Foot Care For Seniors

The facts about flat feet

Flat feet, or fallen arches, is a condition which affects approximately 40 percent of the population. There are two different types of flat feet – flexible and rigid. Flexible flatfeet are considered normal in children because often our arches are not fully developed until we reach a certain age -ranging from seven to thirteen. While […]

Stock up on socks! Keep your feet covered!

While some may find it trendy to wear their loafers or boating shoes with no socks, this can be harmful for the overall health of your feet. Other than the obvious; stinky shoes and horrible foot odour that goes along with going sockless, there are various health benefits to wearing socks that many people are […]

When to see your podiatrist about gout

Gout is a form of arthritis that happens when your body creates too much uric acid. This imbalance causes crystalline deposits to form in your joints or soft tissues. When this occurs, it can bring on an attack of sudden and extreme pain combined with swelling, redness and increased warmth to the skin or joint. […]

Daily routines for healthy feet

We all have routines for daily grooming. I wash my face and make sure I put my anti-wrinkle lotion on morning and night. I brush and floss my teeth three times a day. Unfortunately, my routine is not as vigorous when it comes to my feet.  Most of us use our feet in one way […]

High Heels And Osteoarthritis

Guess what? A whole new reason NOT to wear high heeled shoes extensively… New research published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research suggests that killer heels could also kill your knees. As you’ve probably noticed, I’m not a huge fan of high heels. I’ve written extensively about the problems caused by high heels in the […]

The Aging Foot

Made up of 26 bones (¼ of all the bones in your body), 33 joints, and more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments – feet are a marvel in physiological architecture. But, as with everything else, time takes its toll on the feet… What Happens To our Feet As We Age? As we age, the […]

Numbness and Tingling in the Feet – Not Just a Symptom of Diabetes

Neuropathy (nerve damage), is a common symptom of diabetes and can cause tingling and numbness in the feet. But numbness and tingling in the feet is not always as a result of nerve damage and could be a sign of other conditions. Raynaud’s Syndrome Raynaud’s Syndrome, also known as Raynaud’s disease, causes some areas of […]

Retire With a Spring in Your Step – Care for Aging Feet

With age comes change, and your feet are no exception. The changes you can expect as you grow older include a change in their general shape, a thinning of the fatty pads that cushion the soles of the feet, brittle nails, thinner, drier skin, and for some, arthritis. But aching feet are not a natural […]