Healthy Aging: Taking Care of Your Feet

As the wise Socrates once wrote, “When our feet hurt, we hurt all over.” Every day we walk about 8,000 to 10,000 steps and over a lifetime, people can walk an average of 115,000 miles.

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In honor of September being Healthy Aging Month, let’s take a look at how we can help our feet age gracefully so we can enjoy every step:

Don’t Wait: If you are feeling any pain or experience any complications, the most important thing to remember is, don’t want to give your podiatrist a call. Many foot issues can be resolved if they are treated and looked at early on before they become a major issue.

Proper Footwear: We have all been there and squeezed our feet into uncomfortable shoes just because we liked the way they look. The truth is wearing shoes that actually fit and that provide your feet with the proper support can help save your feet in the

Rest and Rejuvenation: There is nothing wrong with giving those tired old feet a rest and even a massage. We stand on our feet all day and over time the skin can become dry and cracked, which can lead to other foot problems. So don’t forget to give your feet a little love and even buy some foot cream, like Foot Miracle Therapeutic Cream, to keep them moisturized and healthy.

At the Advanced Foot and Ankle Medical Center, we know one of the benefits of living in or near Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, and the other beautiful surrounding areas, is the ability to enjoy outside. Whether you are going for a run outside, to hiking our local mountains, or walking with the ladies to your local coffee shop on Sunday, our feet are always there supporting us every step of the way. If you are experiencing any foot pain or complications, give us a call today so we can ensure your feet last a lifetime!

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