Okay, I'm 61 years old. Have always loved to walk but for a couple of years was very sedentary for reasons I won't go into. Also, I've lost nearly 120 lbs. over the course of several years. I recently realized that my feet hurt in two places on the bottom of both feet — where the bony part of my forefoot makes the greatest impact when I walk. There are small but very thick callouses there. The bottom of my feet no longer feel "meaty" when I massage them the way they once did. Is this a normal part of aging, or is this the result of diabetes? By filing down the callouses am I in danger of creating an infection? I use coconut oil to moisturize them and I'm careful not to sand down deep enough to damage any flesh (or at least I think so). These callouses really bother me when I walk and I want to start doing lots more of it — are socks the answer? My shoes are already quality shoes w/nice cushioning. Thanks.
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