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Whether you’re pounding the pavement in a pair of killer heels, propelling through a 5K, or pursuing a 5 year old around the house, you probably take your feet for granted.

canada goose black friday sale But as you get older, your tootsies develop their own unique growing pains and need you to show them some love. canada goose black friday sale

canada goose Head off hormone hassles. Pregnancy can change your body right down to your toes. A hormone called relaxin (which loosens pelvic ligaments in the third trimester) can also affect ligaments in the feet, causing the arches to drop. Then foot muscles canada goose outlet in the bottom of the feet spasm in an effort to maintain the arches, says podiatrist Megan Leahy, spokeswoman for the Illinois Podiatric Medical Association. canada goose

canada goose uk black friday The result? The achy, throbbing pain of plantar fasciitis, an inflammation of the tissue across the bottom of the foot. (Nonpregnant women can develop it, too, often from weight gain or wearing unsupportive shoes.) canada goose uk black friday

A great stretch to treat or prevent this heel pain: Stand facing a wall, canada goose uk black friday 3 feet away from it; step forward with your right foot, keeping your left heel on the floor. Lean forward, supporting yourself against the wall until you feel a stretch; hold for 90 seconds. Stretch on each side, 3 times a day. Dr. Leahy also suggests an arch support as well as supportive shoes instead of flip flops, ballerina flats, or canada goose outlet niagara falls Uggs.

Canada Goose Coats On Sale Pick the right kicks. “Most women have flatter feet than they think and need a canada goose asos uk different shoe,” Dr. Leahy notes. Step out of the shower and look at your wet foots imprint on the bath mat. A flatter foot will leave a wider spot; a higher arched one canada goose youth uk will show less contact along the inner arch. Canada Goose Coats On Sale

Those with low arches often need a stability shoe, such as the Adidas Supernova Sequence 2.0 ($100). High arches often benefit from extra cushioning; the ASICS GEL Nimbus 12 ($125) is a good one to canada goose outlet shop try.

Whatever kind of arch you have, you’ll help prevent foot problems by tossing your running or walking shoes after 350 to 500 miles about every 8 to 12 months if you log about 10 miles a week.

Watch for warts. Younger women tend to have better hydrated skin, making them more prone to getting plantar warts on the bottoms of their feet. These warts often masquerade as calluses, but have teeny black dots. Try an over the counter wart remover with salicylic acid. Years of pointy shoes with cramped toe boxes or shifting your weight forward onto the balls of your feet in high heels can lead to bunions (a painful bump on the side of the big toe joint that drives the big toe inward), hammer toes (a claw like toe deformity), and Morton’s neuromas (nerve swelling, often at the base of the third and fourth toes).

These conditions are also hereditary, so even if you’ve never tortured your feet, you may be prone. Adding insult to injury, the shock absorbing fat pad on the bottom of your feet starts canada goose outlet toronto location to get thinner, making heels even harder to tolerate.

canada goose uk shop The solution: kick off your 3 plus inch heels for kitten or wedge heels, or flats with cushioning and support. Or wear sneakers or walking shoes to work, then change into a 2 inch heel, advises New York City podiatrist Jacqueline Sutera: “Commuter shoes with rubber soles, shock canada goose on black friday absorption, and arch support can really canada goose parka outlet save your feet.” Merrell and Geox make cute, comfy ones. canada goose uk shop

Buy right. Shop for shoes with wide and deep toe boxes and in the right size! “Most women wear a full size and a half too small,” Dr. Leahy says. Feet tend to grow longer and wider as you age, especially if you’ve been pregnant, which means you shouldn’t be in the same size shoe that you wore in college. Still crave stilettos? Try a gel pad, like Dr. Scholl’s For Her Ball of Foot Cushions ($6.99), under your forefoot.

Canada Goose Parka Fix funky fungus. As many as 40% of women over age 40 have fungal toenails. Besides looking yucky (fungal nails can be yellowed or brownish, and thick), the fungus which also causes athlete’s foot can lead to bacterial infections and pain. Canada Goose Parka

canada goose uk outlet Common culprits: shoes that don’t uk canada goose store breathe or a penchant for pedicures. (If you leave the polish on for too long, nails don’t get any air.) Dr. Leahy advocates taking a three week polish break twice a year. Also, try rubbing tea tree oil or Vicks VapoRub into a buffed nail bed twice daily. If those moves don’t work, you may need prescription oral or topical antifungals. canada goose uk outlet

Your 50s+

canada goose coats on sale Heal your heels. Lizard like heels can result from menopause related hormonal changes, as well as backless shoes or flip flops that bang the heel rather than canada goose jacket uk hug it. To treat them: smooth on a moisturizing cream with urea, uric acid, or lactic acid, such as Curel Targeted Therapy Deep Penetrating Foot Cream ($4.99; drugstores). For extra softening, slather it on at night, avoiding between the toes, and slip on socks. canada goose coats on sale

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