AMPA survey finds more than half of teens experience foot pain
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The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) recently conducted a survey of 1,000 teenagers and discovered that about six in 10 experience foot pain so severe that it occasionally impacts their ability to carry out daily activities.

A total of 46 percent of teens said their feet hurt because of sports, and about three-fourths of respondents reported being involved in one of these activities – 40 percent of whom said they have sustained a foot injury while playing.

“Foot health is incredibly important to a person’s overall health and wellbeing – especially in the teen years when feet are still growing,” said Joseph M. Caporusso, D.P.M., APMA president.

Girls appear to experience foot pain more often than boys, and about 20 percent said their foot pain stems from uncomfortable shoes. A total of 64 percent of female teens said that high heels are the most painful type of footwear.

Previous research has shown that women experience foot conditions like bunions, hammer toe and fallen arches more often than men due to the unsupportive, sometimes torturous shoes ladies prefer. Luckily, bunion splints or orthotics may help prevent or reduce the appearance of foot conditions without the need for painful bunion surgery.

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

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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

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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.