Monthly Archives: December 2011

Biodegradable shoes may be boon or bust for the bunioned

If the idea of barefoot running appeals to you but makes you cringe when thinking about the bacteria on the ground, there may be a solution for you. Continue reading

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High heels, aging population make foot treatments among predicted top trends for 2012

The combination of the aging baby boomer population and the popularity of sky-high shoes may lead to a rise in foot treatments at spas next year, according to a Reuters reports. Continue reading

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Shopping smart for high heels may prevent bunions

An article in MonstersAndCritics.com details advice from a fashion consultant on buying a comfortable, well-fitted pair of high heels, which is especially important for individuals with bunions. Continue reading

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Ice skating may lead to bunions

Skating rinks and frozen ponds abound in the winter, as people brave the cold to participate in the classic winter activity that is ice skating. Continue reading

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The plot thickens in the case of bunion-inducing red-sole heels

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Earlier this year, purveyor of luxury shoes Christian Louboutin filed a suit against French fashion house Yves St. Laurent (YSL) for trademark infringement. Continue reading

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Naturalizer recalls shoe that may pose hazard to bunion sufferers

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Individuals who purchased the Naturalizer Dare patent leather shoe should head back to the store to return the footwear, as the manufacturer has issued a recall due to a malfunction in the shoe’s heel. Continue reading

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Homeless man uses credit card illegally to get his bunions buffed

Upon discovering a credit card on the sidewalk, some poverty stricken individuals may be tempted to use it to buy food, water or clothing. Continue reading

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Rubbing grandma’s bunions may boost her self esteem

Recently, the New York Times published a blog post about caregiving for the elderly, and stressed the importance of taking care of feet in old age. Continue reading

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Stripper shoes can be made bunion-friendly with a blow dryer

Exotic dancers, bodybuilders and Peg Bundy wannabes all have something in common: a love for cheap, plastic high heels. Continue reading

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Cyclists with bunions should be sure their bikes promote proper biomechanics

Individuals who prefer to get around on two non-motorized wheels may know by now that even slight factors – relating to road conditions or maladjustment of bike parts – can make a big difference in how easy they are able to ride. Continue reading

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Podiatrist discusses cold feet

When people talk about feet conditions, bunions or hammer toe immediately spring to mind. But there are other ailments that can affect our extremities. Among them are cold feet, and we’re not talking about a bride’s or a groom’s dilemma here. Continue reading

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Adjust your shoe choices over time to avoid bunions

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Those of us who want to avoid bunions or hammer toe are by now aware of what causes the deformities and what should be avoided, namely high heels, flip flops and ill fitting shoes. Continue reading

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Zappos makes it easier to obtain bunions

Zappos has gained popularity in recent years as it has made purchasing bunion-inducing and comfortable shoes alike easy, in addition to offering about every brand of shoes out there. Continue reading

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Homemade foot scrubs can improve the appearance of calloused bunions

Bunion correction takes time, patience and a good bunion splint or set of orthotics. Continue reading

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Man uses cannabis cream to relieve foot pain

As the debate on whether marijuana should be legalized nationwide rages across the U.S., our neighbors to the north are touting the benefits of the herb as an alternative medicine. Continue reading

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Your bunions may tolerate some shoes better than others

People with bunions sometimes dread shopping for shoes because much of the footwear out there was designed for the bunion-less in mind. Continue reading

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Celine Dion has a bunion-inducing vice

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons reports that wearing high heels is one of the most common causes of bunions, which tend to progress with age and stem from genetic factors. Continue reading

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The bunioned need to choose holiday footwear wisely

Squeezing bunions into a pair of fancy heels for a holiday celebration may seem like a good idea at the beginning of the night. Continue reading

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Gel-style products may provide cushioning for bunions

Individuals who are currently using bunion splints or orthotics to correct bunions or hammer toe may still experience discomfort from rubbing on the inside of shoes, as the devices are meant to correct the deformities gradually. Continue reading

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Opinions remain split on barefoot running

Lately, people have been running around parks and tracks sans shoes in an effort to gain a more efficient stride and stable landing mechanics. Continue reading

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