Just like the rest of your body, your feet change with age. The skin grows thinner and drier; the nails may become thicker or more brittle. You can't do much about these changes. But you can exercise or massage your feet to increase circulation. Pay attention to nutrition, too -- if nails are thick and yellow, it may indicate a health problem. Another good idea is to moisturize feet regularly.
John P. Fritz, DPM
Specialty: Podiatric Medicine
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How should I take care of my feet as I get older?
James Ioli, DPM, Podiatric Medicine, answered
Could toe nail clippings be hazardous to my health?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease), answeredWatch this video to learn more from Dr. Mehmet Oz about toe nail clippings.
Are foot related sports injuries serious?
Aaron Nelson , NASM Elite Trainer, Sports Medicine, answeredFoot related sports injuries can range from mild to severe. As an example, plantar fasciitis can be very painful and become bad enough for surgical intervention, but if addressed and treated early, you can continue to play sports. A common sports injury to the foot is a fracture of the 5th metatarsal. This is either addressed non-surgically with a boot and rest or with surgery in which a screw will be used to hold the bone together. Either one of these treatment options can keep you out of sports for as long as 12 weeks. Other minor issues can be sprains, strains, neuromas, blisters or tinea pedis(fungus). By treating these type of injuries early, you can help yourself avoid long term(chronic) issues which can keep you out of sports for a long time. Another way foot related sports injuries can be harmful is due to compensation. You can develop secondary problems such as knee tendonitis or low back pain because you change the way you move to take stress off of the sore foot.
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