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How should I take care of my feet as I get older?

James P. Ioli, DPM
Podiatric Medicine
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.

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