My Aching Feet

Summer 2000 CSANews Issue 35  |  Posted date : Mar 05, 2007.Back to list

If you're as young as you feel, are your feet making you feel old before your time? Aching feet can put a damper on any festive occasion ­ ask anyone who has prepared a holiday meal in ill-fitting shoes. As we get older, our bodies change, and our feet are no exception. It's imperative to wear proper-fitting shoes to ensure continuing good health.

Those with diabetes must pay extra attention to their shoes ­ some diabetics suffer from nerve damage, which reduces circulation and results in loss of sensation in the feet. Often sores or injuries are not noticed until it's too late. Diabetics should visually inspect their feet every day and alert their doctors at the first sign of trouble.