Healthy Foot Tips for the Ladies

Healthy Foot Tips for the Ladies

Women’s foot health is often a neglected topic. More women entering the workplace can also mean more time spent on their feet. It’s important to take proper precautions to reduce the amount of strain women’s feet suffer on a typical day. The following are some specific problems women’s feet suffer from and what you can do about it.

HIGH HEELS

High heels, which refers to any shoe with a heel two inches or more in height, have always been popular.  They can certainly be stylish and help one look taller. However, they’re associated with several problems:

WHAT TO DO

Fortunately, you can minimize these problems. Try alternating the days when you wear high heels with days you wear regular dress shoes. You can also minimize the time you spend in high heels which can help reduce the stress high heels put on your feet.

OLDER WOMEN

Older women often have greater foot issues than younger women, this is because as women age, they have fewer fat deposits on the bottoms of their feet which act as a cushion. The most common problems older women suffer from are the following:

WHAT TO DO

Most of these problems can simply be alleviated by wearing properly fitting shoes with good cushioning. Make sure the shoes are lightweight with plenty of flexibility.

Contact a podiatrist today for more tips or if you or a loved one is suffering from any foot-related symptoms. Dr. Scott Nelson of Foot and Ankle Medical Clinic in Garland, TX (county of Dallas), is a board-certified and highly experienced podiatrist who has helped people suffering from all types of foot and ankle injuries and deformities. From bunions to diabetic foot problems, sports injuries, and fungal nails, you can trust that Dr. Nelson and his staff are wholeheartedly devoted to your foot health. Please contact our office with any questions you may have or to schedule an appointment by calling 972-414-9800.

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