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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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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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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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Marathon-ready feet typically do no have bunions

A runner’s feet are possibly their most stressed body parts, since the are prone to developing blisters, bunions, stress fractures, ingrown toenails and tendon problems.

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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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Don’t be pigeon-holed by your age

Today’s medical cosmetic advances have made some of the ill-effects of aging a thing of the past. Additionally, attitudes about getting older appear to be keeping up with the times.

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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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Runners need to take precautions to prevent foot pain

The American Podiatric Medical Association has offered several tips to help runners maintain healthy feet despite their high-impact sport of choice.

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Support of all three arches needed to prevent bunions

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?

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Padding to prevent foot pain

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.

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Improve foot landing mechanics to prevent bunions

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.

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Prevention is the best medicine when it comes to bunions

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