Marathoners should pad their bunions for the big race
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Warm weather means that runners may be gearing up to take on intense challenges. One of the greatest feats for these athletes is the marathon, a 26.2-mile run that requires months of training.

For runners with bunions, the challenges of finishing a marathon extend beyond fatigue and hydration, as the bony foot deformities can become very painful during a long race.

Pre-race, athletes may want to consider wearing bunion splints in the evening and orthotics during the day, as well as icing their bunions after training sessions and taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) as needed.

Marathon time is when reducing foot pain gets a little trickier. It’s not practical to take a break when discomfort gets intense, so taking some steps to reduce bunion pain before beginning may be the best course of action.

This includes taping and padding bunions. Tape can hold the big toe joint in proper alignment, which may improve landing mechanics, and padding with moleskin or gel cushions can reduce irritation stemming from bunions rubbing against the inside of shoes.

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.