Monthly Archives: October 2011

Soaking your bunions in alcohol will not give you a buzz

soaking bunions in alcohol will not give you a buzz

Apparently, there’s been a rumor going around in Denmark for quite some time that soaking the feet in alcohol can get a person drunk. Continue reading

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Opting for bunion surgery for cosmetic purposes may not be a good idea

bunion surgery is painful and expensive

Many women are willing to go under the knife to alter their cosmetic appearance, whether it be for a slimmer nose or to eliminate a protruding bunion. Continue reading

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Salma Hayek is now a bunion suspect

Salma Hayek is now a bunion suspect

Mexican actress Salma Hayek was recently on The Late Show with David Letterman, where she answered some questions regarding being caught with bandaged feet recently. Continue reading

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Does Ben Roethlisberger have bunions?

ben roethlisberger has bunions

The Boston Globe recently published an article on quarterback Ben Roethlisberger which contains some compelling evidence that the Pittsburgh Steelers player may have bunions or hammer toe. Continue reading

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Polio can cause bunions

Polio can cause bunions

Bunions and hammer toe are thought to be age-related conditions, perhaps in part because people who have had the polio virus – the last natural case of which occurred in 1979 – are more likely to develop the foot deformities. Continue reading

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Could your job be causing your bunions?

Could your job be causing your bunions?

An article in the Huffington Post begs the question of whether people’s occupations may be more of a hazard than an advantage. Continue reading

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Nearly half of women have taken a spill because of bunion-inducing heels

bunion inducing heels

According to a report in the UK news source The Guardian, nearly half of women – 40 percent, to be exact – report having experienced a fall or other accident as a result of wearing high heels. Continue reading

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UK surgeon develops new method of bunion surgery

UK surgeon develops new method of bunion surgery

Many people with bunions are not good candidates for bunion surgery because the risks of the operation outweigh any negative impact of their bony deformity, which is often merely a cosmetic issue. Continue reading

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Yoga may help alleviate pain stemming from bunions

Yoga may help alleviate pain stemming from bunions

People with bunions often experience a number of related conditions, including knee problems and lower back pain. Continue reading

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New shoes may prevent wandering in the elderly, ease bunion pain

New shoes may prevent wandering in the elderly, ease bunion pain

Within the next month, caretakers and family members of elderly individuals with dementia may be able to obtain peace of mind thanks to a new type of shoe that has a global positioning satellite (GPS) technology built in. Continue reading

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Survey finds that foot conditions are prevalent among elderly Australians

Survey finds that foot conditions are prevalent among elderly Australians

Bunions, corns, hammer toe and arthritis are food conditions known to occur in older populations. Continue reading

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Researchers examine prevalence of osteoarthritis among different races

Researchers examine prevalence of osteoarthritis among different races

Bunions and other foot conditions are strongly associated with the onset of knee, hip and back problems. Continue reading

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Can bunion-inducing shoes provide an orgasmic experience?

Can bunion-inducing shoes provide an orgasmic experience?

A recent article in the Sunday Times features an interview with shoe designer Christian Louboutin, who stated his beliefs that wearing high heels can be a rather sexy experience for women. Continue reading

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100-year-old man may need bunion splints for his 101st birthday

100-year-old man may need bunion splints for his 101st birthday

If aging and running can both exacerbate the development of bunions, then Fauja Singh may want to consider investing in some bunion splints or orthotics. Continue reading

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Soldiers risk bunions for domestic violence awareness

Soldiers risk bunions for domestic violence awareness

Sometimes, it takes a spectacle to get people to pay attention to a serious problem. Continue reading

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Bunions may provide an excuse for oversized handbags

Bunions may provide an excuse for oversized handbags

An article in the Daily Mail reports that 81 percent of women are willing to deal with foot pain for fashionable shoes, and apparently one in three is willing to tote around an extra pair of shoes for when the going gets tough. Continue reading

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Occupy Wall Street protesters know how to avoid bunions

Occupy Wall Street protesters know how to avoid bunions

The Occupy Wall Street movement has spread quickly, spurring thousands upon thousands of people to camp out near financial districts and speak out against practices that they believe have brought the U.S. into a now years-long recession. Continue reading

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Fashion Week is hard on models’ feet

Fashion Week is hard on models’ feet

An article in the Daily Mail catches the eye due to photographs of bruised, bandaged and bloodied feet. But the report is not of a violent assault. It reveals the beating that models’ feet take during the series of fall Fashion Weeks. Continue reading

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Could age-related muscle weakening be a cause of bunions?

Could age-related muscle weakening be a cause of bunions?

Bunions are generally thought to be an age-related condition, along with weight gain and muscle loss. Continue reading

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Medication may be perfect complement to bunion splints

Medication may be perfect complement to bunion splints

Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center found that the human parathyroid hormone, sold commercially as Forteo, meant to treat osteoporosis may also have significant benefits for individuals with osteoarthritis. Continue reading

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