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.

Fit and support not cost are key factors of a good sneaker
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Fit and support – not cost – are key factors of a good sneaker

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.

Could bunion correction lead to lower healthcare costs
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Could bunion correction lead to lower healthcare costs?

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.

Proper footwear bunion correction may prevent falls in seniors
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Proper footwear, bunion correction may prevent falls in seniors

Falls are one of the leading causes of disability among the elderly.

Bunions can sometimes be confused with gout
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Bunions can sometimes be confused with gout

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.

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How to cure a hangover from fall’s towering boots

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons reports that high heels can exacerbate bunions and hammer toe.

Some heels cost far more than bunions
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Some heels cost far more than bunions

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.

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Research indicates higher prevalence of arthritis than previously believed

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.

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Bunions may be the sign of osteoarthritis

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.

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Runner’s knee linked to other biomechanical issues

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.

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Quality back-to-school shoes may prevent foot pain in kids

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.

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Mothers, don’t let your daughters wear heels – they might get bunions

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.

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Individuals with bunions may have trouble sleeping

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.

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Bunion-friendly shoes now available in a unique venue

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.

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Pronation shown to lead to bunions, back pain

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.

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If the shoe fits, you might avoid bunions

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.

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Older adults value body function over form

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.

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Implant may improve hammer toe correction

Individuals who are beginning to develop a hammer toe may want to consider using a splint or orthotic to prevent the deformity from advancing.

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Summer clogs may help conceal bunions

Last year, Chanel released a black leather clog with a dark wood high heel.

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Several lifestyle and physical factors contribute to bunion formation

A Detroit Free Press reader recently wrote in to the paper, asking about the causes of bunions, and she got many answers in return.