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.
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.
The podiatry community generally agrees that bunions are more common in older individuals, and that they are often the result of hereditary factors.
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.
Summer means flip flops, strappy sandals and ballet flats for many women. However, such footwear is often lacking in arch support, which may cause or exacerbate foot pain, bunions, hammer toe or plantar fasciitis.
The American Podiatric Medical Association has offered several tips to help runners maintain healthy feet despite their high-impact sport of choice.
Many people are aware that good arch support is an important part of foot health. But did you know that there are actually three arches in the foot that require stability in order to preserve balance and prevent deformity?
While it’s no doubt a great feeling to shuck socks and boots in favor of sandals when the weather starts to warm up, strappy footwear poses a catalog of foot problems, especially when feet get sweaty and swollen.
Runners often develop bunions as a result of repeated, high-impact movement in the feet, and the bony deformity can be made even worse if an athlete’s foot landing mechanics are off. Additionally, improper movement can hinder race times.
Individuals who are at risk of developing bunions – like dancers, athletes or those with a family history of the deformity – should consider preventing the bony protrusion