Taking care of your feet may prevent falls, injuries, from the Harvard Health Letter
Everything from slippery throw rugs to poor lighting to side effects from medications has been implicated as contributing to the growing tendency to fall and hurt ourselves as we get older.
Foot pain and problems? They get mentioned but are usually way down the list, according to the November 2011 issue of the Harvard Health Letter.
That may be changing.
Researchers have started to document that older people with foot woes are more likely to fall than those with problem-free feet.