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.

Union Jack shoes may lead to foot pain for patriotic Brits
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Union Jack shoes may lead to foot pain for patriotic Brits

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.

Shoe fantasies may lead to bunions and fallen arches
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Shoe fantasies may lead to bunions and fallen arches

Authors of a new study 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.

Tart cherries may be a good snack for people with inflammatory foot pain
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Tart cherries may be a good snack for people with inflammatory foot pain

Inflammation in the body is associated with a number of conditions – from bunions to cancer. As such, researchers are always looking for ways to prevent and fight this biological response.

Arch support and interval training may lead to a better runner
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Arch support and interval training may lead to a better runner

There are many things a runner needs in order to perform optimally: good shoes with arch support, proper nutrition, water and stretching, to name a few.

How a tick bite may turn into a major pain in the feet
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How a tick bite may turn into a major pain in the feet

Fleas, ticks and other insects that come out in droves when the weather gets warm may present more of a danger than red, itchy bites.

Dont let your shoes be a pain in the feet
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Don’t let your shoes be a pain in the feet

It can be frustrating when you find loafers or flats with good arch support and plenty of room for your bunions or hammer toe, only to find that they still cause foot pain.

Tips for summer sandal shopping
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Tips for summer sandal shopping

Been hiding bunions and hammer toe under clunky shoes all spring?

Hot new nail polish colors may detract attention from bunions
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Hot new nail polish colors may detract attention from bunions

Instead of hiding ugly foot problems with clunky shoes this summer, try making the best of what you’ve got. After all, summer is no time for heavy footwear.

Can cyber cycling help you lose weight in spite of foot pain
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Can cyber cycling help you lose weight in spite of foot pain?

If you’re one of the many Americans who is overweight or obese due to a lack of exercise stemming from foot problems, you may find the results of a new University of Michigan study to be helpful.

Dansko introduces spring line of shoes that offer arch support
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Dansko introduces spring line of shoes that offer arch support

Arch support is a factor that may seem insignificant until you go without it.

Tool may help individuals assess foot pain
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Tool may help individuals assess foot pain

Foot pain is so common that many individuals tend to ignore it until it gets severe or develops into a secondary condition, at which point treatment can be difficult if not impossible.