Shoe fantasies may lead to bunions and fallen arches
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If you’ve ever found yourself daydreaming about the perfect pair of shoes – how they will complement your wardrobe, make you look leggy and be that missing piece in your collection – only to find yourself wandering mindlessly into the shoe store later, then you’re much like the subjects in a recent New York University study.

Authors of the research discovered that fantasizing about a desire makes people focus on the positive aspects of the object of their passion and ignore the negative, according to a report in LiveScience.

For example, daydreaming about shoes resulted in people thinking about how great their legs would look while wearing them, while pushing reminders about bunions and hammer toe out of their train of thought.

“Turning away from contradictory information allows idealized fantasies to be enjoyed untarnished, but may lead to shunning potentially helpful resources for decision-making,” the authors reported, quoted by the news source.

Results of this study suggest that people who are prone to foot problems may want to fantasize about how comfortable their feet will feel in footwear with a roomy toe box and good arch support, as these features are highly recommended by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

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.