Monthly Archives: June 2011

The cost of bunion surgery

Most podiatrists recommend bunion surgery when the bony, red protrusion becomes so severe that it interferes with daily life. However, the operation is not without its costs. Continue reading

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Louboutin continues on his mission to cause bunions worldwide

It’s a good thing that a pair of eight-inch Christian Louboutin stiletto ballet shoes are solely meant to raise money for the English National Ballet, because any wearer of the design would likely end up with bunions and broken ankles. Continue reading

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Pronating runners may want to look out for bunions

Runners encounter a catalog of foot, leg and hip problems as a result of their chosen athletic activity, bunions and hammer toe being among them. Continue reading

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How a bunion progresses

Individuals who dance, play sports, wear high heels regularly or have a hereditary predisposition to bunions may begin to notice at some point that their big toe is curving toward the others, and that a bony bump has formed at the toe’s joint. Continue reading

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Magnetic insoles shown to be ineffective at relieving bunion pain

Mayo Clinic scientists have found that individuals who seek relief from their bunion, hammer toe or plantar fasciitis pain in magnetic insoles may be out of luck, since the devices were only shown to have a mild placebo effect in a clinical trial. Continue reading

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How to get the best results with a bunion splint

Many individuals turn to devices like bunion splints or orthotics in an effort to correct their foot deformity while avoiding the need for painful, expensive bunion surgery. Continue reading

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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? Continue reading

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Seattle remembers the Bunion Derby of 1928

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer recently featured an article looking back on a man named Eddie Gardner, who was regarded as the Northwest region’s best long distance runner and one of the most popular contestants in the 1928 Bunion Derby Continue reading

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How to avoid bunion surgery

Bunion surgery has been known to cause pain and involves a prolonged healing time, a chance of recurrence and potentially exorbitant costs. Continue reading

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Harvard offers three tips to stave off bunions

An article in the Harvard Health Record reports that keeping bunions, plantar fasciitis and other foot dysfunctions at bay may be as easy as keeping three factors in mind. Continue reading

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Aretha Franklin broke her toe on a Jimmy Choo

While high heels like those made by Jimmy Choo have been known to cause a number of painful foot conditions – like bunions, plantar fasciitis and heels spurs – soul singer Aretha Franklin recently experienced a broken toe Continue reading

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Experts ponder whether Brady will bounce back after foot surgery

In January, the Patriots’ Most Valuable Player, Tom Brady, underwent surgery for a stress fracture in his foot, but news sources report that the football star’s ability and dedication to his sport have been showing in recent practices. Continue reading

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Bunions can take the magic out of prom night

Many teen girls look forward to prom night as they prepare to get decked out in gowns and high heels and dance the night away with their classmates and crushes. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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Choosing summer shoes for your child

While bunions, hammer toe and other painful foot conditions appear most commonly in adults, it’s not unusual for girls between the ages of 10 and 15 to develop such deformities. Continue reading

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A revamped Danish Ballet scheduled for U.S. tour

Former New York City Ballet star and artistic director of the Danish Ballet Nikolaj Hubbe has been hard at work helping the dancers of his company perfect their bunion-inducing pointe technique and classical style Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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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 Continue reading

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Bunions are a pain in the foot for nurses

Nurses often spend long shifts on their feet, running around hospitals and healthcare facilities to tend to patients who are in serious need of medical care. Continue reading

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Bronx podiatrist can remove bunions with revolutionary care

Podiatrist Neal M. Blitz is the chief of foot surgery and associate chair of orthopaedics with the Department of Orthopaedics at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center Continue reading

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