bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons and skin – lower amounts of collagen production means less elasticity of tendons and skin, constriction of blood vessels, lower capacity for healing, and an increased risk of bruising.

In the feet, this loss of estrogen affects the elasticity of the thick fatty tissue that connects the heal bone to the toes. This is plantar fasciitis. And many ladies get this problem as they enter perimenopause. Have you got that problem?

It feels worst first thing in the morning when you get out of bed. The soles of the feet are sensitive and cause pain to walk on. You may have noticed this as you totter to the bathroom upon waking up. I used to wonder what the heck was going on with my feet!

There are some things you can do about it. 

  • Eat low carb foods to help reduce inflammation. 
  • Take glucosamine as a supplement to restore cartilage to the joints. 
  • Wear good supportive shoes to provide protection and reinforcement to the feet.
  • Wear slippers around the house to protect the soles from the hard surface of the floor and provide some soothing warmth. 
  • Apply ice to reduce the swelling. 
  • Stretch before an exercise to take the pressure off muscles.

 

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Foot pain is a common symptom of perimenopause and menopause. And yes, it’s all about estrogen. As estrogen declines through perimenopause and menopause, it can cause pain in your lower back and your feet as well. 

Collagen loss is part of the problem because lower estrogen production affects collagen production. And since collagen is the building block of our musculoskeletal system-