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.
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.
Moms and dads who have bunions or hammer toe may stand a good chance of having kids who develop the same bony foot deformities later in life.
While wearing high heels and tight shoes may squeeze the foot into such a position that bunions eventually develop, the ill-fitted footwear is merely a catalyst for an underlying problem.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Factory workers and doctors alike tend to develop painful foot conditions, such as bunions or hammer toe, as a result of standing on their feet all day.
Bunions are a relatively common foot problem for women, especially those who wear high heels or shoes that are too tight on a regular basis.