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"Many of My Patients Over 50 Have Significant Foot Issues" - MD Podiatrist

If you want to keep your body strong and healthy in the second half of life, you might need some new routines. Here’s what you’re up against and why you should treat your most vulnerable body parts with TLC. You probably don’t think much about your feet until they hurt — and pain is a strong likelihood. “Many of my patients over 50 have significant foot issues,” says Dan Michaels, DPM.

 

 

“Feet are designed for grass, dirt, and sand,” Dr. Michaels says. “Everything that we walk on is hard, and it’s the hard stuff that causes problems.” What to do: Wear supportive shoes — even around the house. “If you’re not supporting and protecting the foot, then you’re going to get arch problems, heel pain, and Achilles tendinitis,” Michaels says.

 

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The Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Institute, LLC Team

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