Individuals with bunions should be cautions when shoe shopping
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Bunions are a relatively common foot problem for women, especially those who wear high heels or shoes that are too tight on a regular basis. Memphis podiatrist Nathan Lucas reported that ladies often come to his office complaining of bunions and heel pain.

The foot doctor recommended being cautious when it comes to picking out footwear, especially since we rely so much on our feet for basic daily activities.

“When women wear heels it is important to look more for comfort than style. Make sure you have shoes that fit correctly by checking to see if there is up to half an inch of space in the shoe beyond the longest toe and that the shoes are not too narrow,” Lucas said.

The podiatrist said that bunion correction requires an alleviation of pressure on the affected toe joint, as well as efforts to stop the bunion‘s progression. While conservative methods of bunion treatment, such as bunion splints or orthotics, may be ideal for individuals with small deformities or those unwilling to go under the knife, bunion surgery is sometimes recommended for people with advanced bunions or hammer toe.

Following bunion surgery, patients may want to consider using bunion splints or orthotics while they heal in order to prevent recurrence.

What comes first obesity or foot problems like bunions
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What comes first, obesity or foot problems like bunions?

Tiburon, CA – April 27, 2011– What comes first, obesity or foot problems like bunions? According to Alpha Orthotics Corp., studies indicate that either foot disorders or obesity may come first. Lower Extremity Review sites a couple of recent studies that find foo t disorders, such as bunions (Hallux valgus), …

Physical therapy and orthotics work together to combat foot pain
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Physical therapy and orthotics work together to combat foot pain

The combination of a fitted foot splint and physical therapy exercises have been shown to reduce foot pain

Carefree flip flops are not always a smart summer choice
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Carefree flip flops are not always a smart summer choice

Flip flops provide little to no arch support, causing foot problems for many

Moisturizing exfoliation and calcium intake strengthen feet and bones
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Moisturizing, exfoliation and calcium intake strengthen feet and bones

Home-based treatments can keep your feet healthy and save money

Orthopedic shoes may help alleviate foot problems
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Orthopedic shoes may help alleviate foot problems

If you have bunions, hammer toe or fallen arches, you may have given up hope for walking comfortably.

AAOS encourages people to get moving even in the face of foot pain
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AAOS encourages people to get moving – even in the face of foot pain

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has launched its Get Up! Get Out! and Get Moving! campaign to encourage people to get off the couch this summer and participate in active lifestyles.

Summer sport performance may be improved with bunion correction
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Summer sport performance may be improved with bunion correction

Conditions like bunions, hammer toe and fallen arches often affect female athletes in more ways than just through foot pain.

How to keep foot problems at bay in old age
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How to keep foot problems at bay in old age

As we age, our bodies are no longer able to deal with everyday stressors as effectively as they once were.

Heels with ankle straps may be preferable for ladies with foot problems
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Heels with ankle straps may be preferable for ladies with foot problems

Women with bunions or hammer toe are generally advised to steer clear of high heels with narrow toe boxes, as they pack a double-whammy of foot pain by squishing the forefoot into an unnaturally compact position.