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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?

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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

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