Monthly Archives: September 2011

News source incorrectly states cause of bunions

News source incorrectly states cause of bunions

According to the Mayo Clinic, bunions are a deformity of the big toe joint, caused by imbalanced landing mechanics, genetics, injury or the continual wear of high heel or pointy-toed shoes. Continue reading

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Does John Leguizamo have a bunion?

Does John Leguizamo have a bunion?

Advice on preventing or correcting bunions or hammer toe is often aimed at women, since the conditions are more common among this gender due to high heels and hereditary factors, according to MedicineNet.com. Continue reading

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Individuals with bunions may be in need of support

One known cause of bunions is pronation, in which an individual walks with their toes pointed outward, leading to an imbalance of pressure on the arches. Continue reading

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Scientists explain tendon damage that leads to bunions

Scientists explain tendon damage that leads to bunions

Bunions are a deformity caused by a misalignment of ligaments, tendons and other connective tissues at the metatarsophalangeal joint, which is the base of the big toe. Continue reading

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Is Oprah airbrushing her bunions?

Oprah Winfrey's bunions airbrushed out of celebrity photos

This is not the first time that someone has hinted that Oprah gives herself a little digital help when appearing on the cover of O Magazine, but this time, the focus has turned to her feet. Continue reading

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Some heels cost far more than bunions

Women take their shoes seriously. Some even go to the lengths of spending hundreds of dollars on towering heels and wedges, only to risk developing bunions and hammer toe. Continue reading

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Do fall shoes really mean relief for the bunion-inflicted?

While flip flops, gladiator sandals and strappy kitten heels may have made you a little self-conscious about your bunions or hammer toe, at least they provided ample room for the deformities. Continue reading

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Lawsuit ensues over bunion-aggravating shoe design

Aside from being rather hideous, the relatively new models of minimalist shoes designed to compartmentalize the toes – as if in some kind of foot glove – likely cause great discomfort to people with bunions. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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Biomechanical evaluation post-season may detect early bunions in athletes

Hindered biomechanics are known to throw an athlete’s game off, and they may be especially off balance at the end of a strenuous season. Continue reading

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September is a time to recognize bunion pain

Bunion pain may be a condition that individuals ignore for long periods of time, either out of denial of their bony deformity or embarrassment about seeking treatment. Continue reading

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Alcoholics with bunions may be more prone to falls

A study that was recently published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research explains that alcoholics may experience a compromised gait and imbalanced landing mechanics Continue reading

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Blogger touts bunion-friendly boots

Strappy sandal season is drawing to an end, which is likely a relief for individuals plagued with bunions or hammer toe. Continue reading

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Treating pronation may lead to better ball-playing

Athletes who pronate – or walk with the forefoot pointing outward – have double trouble: They are more likely to develop bunions and their imbalanced landing mechanics can hinder their performance during games. Continue reading

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Supplements may help ease bunion pain

Individuals who have bunions and don’t want to resort to painful, expensive bunion surgery have a number of non-invasive options to alleviate discomfort and, in some cases, possibly help reduce the appearance of the bony protrusion. Continue reading

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Use RICE to treat bunion pain

When an individual experiences injury in an extremity, they are often told by doctors to give it rest, ice, compression and elevation (RICE). Continue reading

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Payless announces release of more bunion-inducing collections

Project Runway winner Christian Siriano and high-end designer Lela Rose will both release Payless collections in spring 2012, the shoe retailer recently announced. Continue reading

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SJP doesn’t want to talk about bunion-inducing shoes

The Huffington Post recently reported that while Sarah Jessica Parker’s most famous role as Carrie Bradshaw on Sex and the City has made her an icon to shoe-obsessed fans, she’s grown rather weary of discussing the topic. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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