Foot problems due to menopause

Women go through a variety of health issues in the early phases of menopause, including joint pain, palpitations, dizziness, changes in taste and smell, receding gums, indigestion, anxiety, and panic attacks, but swelling of the legs is the most common complaint.

Particularly during menopause and afterwards, many women experience foot issues.

Since we walk on our feet every day and they bear the weight of our bodies, it is only natural for them to “overwork” over time. Pain and other issues may result from this. Infections, wearing the wrong shoes, and sports-related injuries are some potential pain triggers.

There are three foot problems due to menopause.

Pain caused by thickening of the skin on the feet

The body produces less and less collagen, which can cause thickening of the skin on the feet. Then later they can crack and cause discomfort and pain, especially if you stand on your feet for a long time.

The key here is to provide your feet with all possible care. One of the ways to do this is to soak your feet in warm water at the end of a hard day (you can add a little essential oil if necessary), gently massage your feet and “scrub off” the excess skin, and then anoint your feet.

Pain caused by an ingrown nail

An ingrown toenail often causes pain in the feet, especially if you wear uncomfortable shoes. To avoid ingrown nails, the way you cut them is very important – they should be cut straight, not rounded.

Pain caused by bunions

The culprit for this unpleasant condition can be genetics, but also flat feet. This can be caused by flat feet or genetics. Long-term wearing of tight shoes that “crush” the toes can make it even worse. Ice packs that reduce inflammation and pain can help, as can proper footwear with orthopedic insoles adapted to flat feet. For drastic cases, there is the option of bunion surgery, from which the foot needs six to eight weeks to recover.

N.D.
19.10.2022.