An article published by Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) reports that a condition known as runner’s knee is often the result of other imbalanced biomechanics, most often in the feet and hips.
It’s back-to-school time, and while kids may be requesting items like Justin Bieber backpacks or iPads, parents should know that proper, quality footwear is an integral part of helping children avoid foot conditions or injury.
Parents of young girls who have been idolizing Suri Cruise for her penchant for kitten heels may want to take heed, as this may lead to bunions or hammer toe at a very early age for little ones.
If you have bunions, you likely come home from a long day at work and sigh in relief at being able to kick off your shoes and relax.
Individuals with bunions may want to consider making a trip to New York City’s Flatiron District, since New Balance recently opened a retail shop there.
Pronation occurs when an individual’s feet point outward when they walk, placing undue pressure on areas of the foot and leading to a landing mechanic imbalance.
A runner’s feet are possibly their most stressed body parts, since the are prone to developing blisters, bunions, stress fractures, ingrown toenails and tendon problems.
According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, bunions or hammer toe can be caused or made worse by wearing shoes that are too small or don’t properly fit the contours of the foot.
Today’s medical cosmetic advances have made some of the ill-effects of aging a thing of the past. Additionally, attitudes about getting older appear to be keeping up with the times.
The podiatry community generally agrees that bunions are more common in older individuals, and that they are often the result of hereditary factors.
Bunions are both unsightly and can compromise movement in the foot. A new study by researchers at Baylor University suggests that it may be the latter problem that matters most to older adults.
Individuals who are beginning to develop a hammer toe may want to consider using a splint or orthotic to prevent the deformity from advancing.
A Detroit Free Press reader recently wrote in to the paper, asking about the causes of bunions, and she got many answers in return.