MD Podiatrist Discusses Foot Problems Due to Middle Age

Dan Michaels, DPM believes adopting a more active lifestyle in our 40s to halt middle-age spread contributes to increasing foot problems. This, wearing tight shoes for work all day, and aging mean a deterioration of the soft tissue, bones, and joints in our feet, he adds.

The result: Hard skin – in the form of corns and calluses – builds up to protect them. You can also get bunions. How to fix it: Avoid heels for extended periods of time, advises Dr. Michaels – and loose flats, such as ballet pumps: “You have to curl your toes to keep them on, which can cause rubbing.”