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Ageing Feet

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.

A lot can be done to improve comfort, relieve pain and maintain mobility including the following

Keeping warm - Try to keep your feet as warm as possible, but don't cook them in front of the fire! Warm stockings or socks can help. Avoid anything too tight which can restrict your circulation or cramp your toes. Wearing fleece-lined boots or shoes or even an extra pair of socks will also keep you warm but do make sure your shoes aren't tight as a result. Bed socks are also a good idea.

Choosing the best footwear – Shoes need to fit properly and be made of soft leather or a breathable stretchy man made fabric. Choose shoes with extra cushioning and shock absorbency to give extra comfort.

Exercise  - simple foot exercises can help to keep the feet healthy by toning up muscles, strengthening arches and stimulates blood circulation