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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.

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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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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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Healthy aging and bunion development may be a matter of genetics

The podiatry community generally agrees that bunions are more common in older individuals, and that they are often the result of hereditary factors.

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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.

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Is your summer footwear supportive enough?

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.

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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?