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Your Fabulous Feet

As you may know, it’s best to try on shoes at the end of the day. That’s because walking around all day slightly enlarges and widens the feet. Feet (and shoe size) also change through the years.

“Understanding the changes feet undergo over time can help minimize age-related issues and pain,”

7. Foot/Ankle Pain

Given the complexity of the foot (26 bones, 33 joints, and 120 muscles, ligaments, and nerves) and the pressure put on a foot with each step (up to five times the body’s weight), it is not surprising that 75 percent of people in the U.S. have foot pain sooner or

4. Hip Pain

We sometimes associate hip problems with elderly adults—women more often than men—who have fallen and suffered a fractured hip. But middle-aged and not-yet-elderly individuals can have a variety of hip problems in addition to fractures. The type of injury or condition affects symptoms as well as treatment. With luck, the

How Do You Know If You Have a Hip Fracture?

How Do You Know If You Have a Hip Fracture?

The formula to determine the probability of a hip fracture is as simple as it is accurate: Age + weakened bones + a fall = hip fracture. And 75 percent of falls are experienced by women.

Ninety-five percent of hip fractures are caused by falls (usually sideways, says the Centers for

Good Foot Health Is Essential for Overall Wellness

Ailments that affect your feet can interfere with your ability to stay mobile and independent, so it’s important to monitor your foot health and take action if problems develop.

“Common conditions that cause foot pain include bunions and plantar fasciitis,” notes John J. Doolan, DPM, FACFAS, clinical assistant professor of podiatry

Get Relief From Sciatic Pain

If you have pain that starts in your lower back and runs down through your buttock and your leg, you probably have what is commonly called “sciatica.”

“Sciatica is caused by the irritation or pinching of the sciatic nerve. The correct terminology for this condition is actually ‘radiculopathy,’ or radicular pain,”

Important to Address Foot Pain

While many people may think of sore feet as an inevitable part of aging, the reality is that something that may be seen as a minor inconvenience can lead to much bigger problems. Sore feet might keep you from getting the physical activity you need—and research has shown that sedentary

Gout Symptoms? Foot Pain, Especially In Your Big Toe, Is a Sign

Gout Symptoms? Foot Pain, Especially In Your Big Toe, Is a Sign

Since gout is often thought of as a man’s disease, many women lack awareness of gout symptoms—foot pain, in particular—which means that many women have gout but aren’t aware they have it.

“Although women are less likely than men to suffer from gout, a woman’s chance of developing gout increases significantly

4. Preventing Falls

In spite of research, information, warnings, and scores of fall-prevention programs, the rate of falls remains dangerously high. The recommendations in this chapter come from health and safety organizations and institutions around the country. By implementing some or all of them, you can eliminate many of the physical obstacles that

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