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Severe foot pain linked to recurrent falls

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There are a lot of reasons why you might have foot pain. It could be that you are overweight and its hurting your feet. It could be that you are not wearing proper foot wear, spend to much time on feet, or it could be that you have a disease that is diagnosed or otherwise. Other reasons why your feet might hurt it because you have had recurrent falls. This can cause a lot of damage to your feet and cause long term pain.

Key Takeaways:

  • In older individuals,foot pain and foot posture are a leading cause of falls.
  • Falls tend to be a leading cause of hospitalization and loss of independence in older individuals.
  • Scientists hope to reduce the number of falls by reducing foot pain in the elderly.

“More than 30 percent of individuals over the age of 65 fall at least once a year.”

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