Women and Their Feet

Women still play a vital role at home regardless of their career choices. They may be in high heels all day at the office, and then come home and spend more time on their feet wrapping up the household chores of the day. This means that there should be more focus on daily foot care and Benenati Foot & Ankle Care Centers can help.

There are some guidelines to help increase better foot health. Since older women tend to have more trouble with their feet than younger women, changes need to be made as aging occurs.

  • Wearing properly-fitted and well-made shoes that allow breathing, flexibility and provide cushioning.
  • Shoes need to be light and easy to put on. It adds a benefit if they have non-slip soles to prevent falls.
  • Older women tend to have more circulatory problems and need to keep their feet warm to continue good blood flow.
  • Keeping on the move every day helps keep the legs and feet stay healthy, so stay active if possible.

Did you know?

  • Women are more likely than men to have problems with their feet because of improperly-fitting shoes.
  • Seventy five percent of women have developed hammertoes, bunions or other foot deformities in their lifetime.
  • Eighty percent of women admit that their shoes are painful, but wear them anyway.
  • As women get older, the fat pads on their feet begin to deteriorate. Wearing flip-flops causes damage to the fat pad. Therefore, flip-flops may not be a wise choice, although it may seem that they provide flexibility.

Anthony Benenati, DPM, Neil Shaw, DPM, Julie Mrozek, DPM and Adam Thompson, DPM understand the complicated structure of women’s feet. Please contact us if you would like to educate yourself on proactive solutions to prepare your feet for aging or if the wrong shoes are causing you great pain. We have offices in Saint Clair Shores, Warren and Macomb, MI for your convenience, and can schedule an appointment easily by calling us today at 586-779-6140.

Aging doesn’t have to be an issue if you take care of your feet along the way. Keeping active, wearing the right shoes and consulting a podiatrist to educate yourself can be the key to happy and healthy aging feet. Be smart while you’re young so your feet still take you where you need to go when you’re older.

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