Drs. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Mike Roizen
Dr. Mehmet Oz is host of the popular TV show “The Dr. Oz Show.” He is a professor in the Department of Surgery at Columbia University and directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program and New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

Dr. Mike Roizen is chief medical officer at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute, an award-winning author, and has been the doctor to eight Nobel Prize winners and more than 100 Fortune 500 CEOs.

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Taking Care of Aging Feet

Dr. Mehmet Oz, M.D. and Dr. Mike Roizen, M.D. By Friday, 24 May 2024 12:06 PM EDT Current | Bio | Archive

It's estimated that someone who lives to age 80 and takes around 7,500 steps a day will log more than 216 million steps over a lifetime. But even the average American, who gets no more than 3,000 to 4,000 steps daily, ends up at age 80 with a total of about 100 million steps.

No wonder sore foot joints, tendons, and muscles are common complaints in people over 50.

As you age, wear and tear on your joints, muscles, and tissue can mount up, leading to fallen arches, osteoarthritis in the ankles and toes, plantar fasciitis, and even stress fractures.

Fortunately, you can do a lot to prevent and reverse such foot problems.

Avoiding high heels and not sitting for prolonged periods helps. Performing foot-stretching exercises with yoga or tai chi, or using a tennis ball to roll under your arch after you do your daily steps can also help prevent problems.

If you do high-impact sports or walk a lot, you want to make sure you have shoes with cushioned soles and good ankle and arch support. Also get your shoe size re-evaluated annually — feet spread out and wearing just-a-bit-too-small shoes can be slowly crippling.

When pain strikes, massage, icing of inflamed tissue, and a foot soak in a warm tub of Epsom salts can provide relief.

For any foot pain that persists, make sure to see a podiatrist who can diagnose and treat it so you can stay mobile.

© King Features Syndicate


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As you age, wear and tear on your joints, muscles, and tissue can mount up, leading to fallen arches, osteoarthritis in the ankles and toes, plantar fasciitis, and even stress fractures.
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