The fascia may be the underlying cause of foot pain
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Individuals with bunions and hammer toe know about foot pain, and while the bony deformities themselves are likely a source of discomfort, problems with the foot’s fascia – which is tissue that covers the muscle – may also be contributing to limps or hindered biomechanics.

A report by the Los Angeles ABC affiliate states that pain in the fascia can lead to problems in other areas of the foot or lower extremities.

“The way that the force travels from one body part to another, and then somewhere along that chain there’s a disruption and then the disruption can affect a joint above or below that area,” said physical therapist Andrew Pritikin, quoted by the news source.

The plantar fascia is located at the bottom of the foot, running from the heel to the ball of the foot. When this tissue becomes stressed, it can lead to plantar fasciitis, or fallen arches, according to MedicineNet.com.

Fallen arches may be prevented or treated with a number of non-invasive methods, including the use of the Medial Midfoot Arch Support Brace by Alpha Orthotics. The supportive device takes stress off the plantar fascia and promotes the proper distribution of pressure on the foot.

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.