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.
Athletes – especially those with foot conditions like bunions, hammer toe or fallen arches – know that a quality pair of supportive sneakers is important to keeping foot pain at bay.
While political sides remain divided on whether universal healthcare is constitutional, one thing everyone appears to agree on is that the cost of services is too high.
A recent study that was conducted at AUT University in New Zealand reveals that poor choices of footwear can exacerbate pain stemming from gout, a form of inflammatory arthritis in which crystallized uric acid accumulates in the joints.
Women take their shoes seriously. Some even go to the lengths of spending hundreds of dollars on towering heels and wedges, only to risk developing bunions and hammer toe.
A team of researchers at Newcastle University found that arthritis may be a more prevalent condition than past studies have suggested, with their recent report indicating that about 65.4 percent of people older than 85 have the condition.
September is Arthritis Awareness Month, and as a result, The Arthritis Society in Canada is recommending that people with throbbing joints head to the doctor for a screening in order to prevent further joint damage.
An article published by Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) reports that a condition known as runner’s knee is often the result of other imbalanced biomechanics, most often in the feet and hips.
It’s back-to-school time, and while kids may be requesting items like Justin Bieber backpacks or iPads, parents should know that proper, quality footwear is an integral part of helping children avoid foot conditions or injury.
Parents of young girls who have been idolizing Suri Cruise for her penchant for kitten heels may want to take heed, as this may lead to bunions or hammer toe at a very early age for little ones.
If you have bunions, you likely come home from a long day at work and sigh in relief at being able to kick off your shoes and relax.
Individuals with bunions may want to consider making a trip to New York City’s Flatiron District, since New Balance recently opened a retail shop there.
Pronation occurs when an individual’s feet point outward when they walk, placing undue pressure on areas of the foot and leading to a landing mechanic imbalance.
According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, bunions or hammer toe can be caused or made worse by wearing shoes that are too small or don’t properly fit the contours of the foot.
Bunions are both unsightly and can compromise movement in the foot. A new study by researchers at Baylor University suggests that it may be the latter problem that matters most to older adults.
Individuals who are beginning to develop a hammer toe may want to consider using a splint or orthotic to prevent the deformity from advancing.
A Detroit Free Press reader recently wrote in to the paper, asking about the causes of bunions, and she got many answers in return.