May is Wellness Month!
During the month of May one of the national Health Care focuses is Foot Care.
Older adults are at very high risk for foot problems. In one study 87% of older people reported at least one foot problem. Feet widen and flatten, and the fat padding on the sole of the foot wears down as people age. Older people’s skin is also dryer. Foot pain, in fact, can be the first sign of trouble in many illnesses related to aging, such as arthritis, diabetes, and circulatory disease. Foot problems can also impair balance and function in older adults.
To read more click here http://www.icaa.cc/footcare.htm
For interesting information on Foot Care and Diabetes click here http://consumer.healthday.com/encyclopedia/aging-1/misc-aging-news-10/foot-care-for-seniors-647577.html
For more posts like these, visit the Physical Wellness page.