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.

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.

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.

Gait analysis may lead to non invasive bunion correction
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Gait analysis may lead to non-invasive bunion correction

If you have a tendency to walk with your toes turned outward, or noticeably put more force on one particular area of the foot when landing, you may have an imbalanced gait.

Obese people are at an increased risk of foot pain
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Obese people are at an increased risk of foot pain

A team of scientists at La Trobe University in Australia recently conducted a study which revealed that people with a high body mass index (BMI) are more likely than their normal weight counterparts to experience plantar heel pain.

Switching up sports may prevent bunions foot pain
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Switching up sports may prevent bunions, foot pain

Athletes and dancers are probably aware that the repetitive and sometimes intense movement required to perform optimally can often lead to foot pain, bunions, hammer toe or fallen arches.

AMPA survey finds more than half of teens experience foot pain
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AMPA survey finds more than half of teens experience foot pain

The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) recently conducted a survey of 1,000 teenagers and discovered that about six in 10 experience foot pain so severe that it occasionally impacts their ability to carry out daily activities.

Study explains why women have higher rates of knee injury
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Study explains why women have higher rates of knee injury

A study conducted at the University of Washington’s Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine reveals why there appears to be a higher prevalence of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears among women, especially those who play sports.

The fascia may be the underlying cause of foot pain
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The fascia may be the underlying cause of foot pain

Individuals with bunions and hammer toe know about foot pain.

Foot pain prevention begins at an early age
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Foot pain prevention begins at an early age

Children won’t always tell you if their shoes are too tight or too big, mostly because they may not even know the difference.

Is the obesity epidemic linked to bunions
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Is the obesity epidemic linked to bunions?

Physicians and educators have been looking for ways to curb the problem of obesity in the U.S.

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.

Arthritic bunions may signal higher risk of fractures
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Arthritic bunions may signal higher risk of fractures

Older women are at risk of broken bones due to conditions like osteoporosis and arthritis.

Ankle problems stemming from bunions may affect movement in hips and knees
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Ankle problems stemming from bunions may affect movement in hips, knees

Foot conditions like bunions or hammer toe are known to alter the way a person walks, which can lead to ankle injuries and imbalanced landing mechanics.

Bunions may cause poor posture
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Bunions may cause poor posture

It’s known that bunions can have a detrimental effect on a person’s landing mechanics and, in turn, increase the likelihood of a host of lower extremity problems.

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.

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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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Back pain stemming from bunions? Get moving!

Swedish researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy of the University of Gothenburg examined the outcomes of 109 lower back pain patients given different sets of instructions.

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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.