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OVERUSE INJURIES MORE COMMON AS WE AGE

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According to Kenneth Cornell, DPM, a podiatrist at Austin Regional Clinic in Austin, Texas, adults are generally more likely to have foot issues — including foot pain — as they get older. There can be several causes, but the most common is overuse and the way your feet change over time. "As we age, our feet tend to have less elasticity — our arches become weaker and tissue becomes less elastic," he says. "When there is less elasticity, you're more likely to suffer arthritis or overuse injury and, therefore, foot pain."
 
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Dr. Kenneth Cornell
 
How to fix it: As with any type of persistent pain that's difficult to manage, talk to your doctor regardless of whether or not you've already been diagnosed with a foot injury or condition. You may ultimately need foot surgery if pain from overuse persists, but your doctor can help you figure out the right treatment plan.
 
Source: Emilia Benton, Livestrong [3/13/22]


Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News

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