Union Jack shoes may lead to foot pain for patriotic Brits
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The weekend of June 2 marks Queen Elizabeth’s 60th year on the throne and, in celebration, UK residents get decked out in flag-inspired clothing and accessories. However, one trend released as a part of the festivities may lead to bunions.

The Daily Mail recently reported on the Union Jack-adorned wedge heels designed by Aruna Seth, which will surely show Brit pride at a mere cost of $2,300 to $4,600.

Still, good luck getting a hold of them, because the news source reports that there were only about 10 pairs made for Harrods. But those of you who want to fight tooth and nail and shell out a couple of months’ rent for the shoes will be happy to know that they come in both royal blue suede and Swarovski crystal.

However, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons reports that wearing towering shoes may not be such a great idea for individuals with bunions or hammer toe. People with foot problems should consider footwear with a roomy toe box and good arch support. Additionally, they may nip bony deformities in the bud by using bunion splints or orthotics regularly.

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.