Twin Cities Orthopedics, USA
Title: The aging foot and its role as the foundation for healthy aging
Biography: Paul Langer
By the age of 50 our feet have carried us an average of 75,000 miles. Research shows that the quality of life as we age is directly related to our ability to stay active. Foot pain, acquired foot deformities and the fear of falling are significant factors that limit activity in older people. Common age-related changes to the foot increase the risk of injury and falls. Even something as simple as finding a comfortable shoe can be problematic due to age-related changes of the foot. Based on a thorough review of the most recent peer-reviewed literature, this lecture will discuss how the foot changes with age and how to address the most common causes of foot problems through exercise, footwear changes and balance training.