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I am 80. Have lived a sedentary life. No sports injuries. Just lessening of foot padding over the years, a bit of heel pain on one foot and very peculiar sensations in both feet with movement of toes--all together--going both upward and downward. When I do this, there is a feeling of my toes being restrained with rubber bands or cords of some kind. On the other hand, when I merely push against the bottoms of my feet all over the soles, there is no pain or strangeness of any kind. Is this something having to do with muscles, nerves or tendons?

Thank you for contacting us. IPFH does not diagnose conditions or provide medical advice on line. It would be best for you to consult your primary care physician or a foot health professional. He or she can determine what is causing this sensation that you are experiencing, and advise if any treatment is required. The feet change as we age, and it is not unusual for muscles and tendons to become less resilient over time. But in order to determine the exact cause, and to eliminate the possibility of any underlying conditions, it would be a good idea to consult a medical professional. We hope you will do this, and that your condition will quickly be resolved.

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