Monthly Archives: June 2012

Don’t confuse gout with bunions

Individuals who develop inflamed bumps at the base of their big toe may be wondering what brought on the deformity. Continue reading

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Foot fetishist publicist is a pain in the feet for former client

Publicist Chuck Jones has been involved in a legal battle with his former client and Donald Trump’s ex-wife Marla Maples. Continue reading

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New Nikes may reduce foot pain, enhance performance

The Bleacher Report recently ran an article on the new model of Nikes called Hyperdunk Plus, which feature technology in the soles that keeps track of a wearer’s movement, helping athletes identify their strengths and weaknesses. Continue reading

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Foot pain linked to excess body weight

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that about one-third of American adults are overweight, and the same proportion is obese, which amounts to a whopping two-thirds of the population that needs to lose weight. Continue reading

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Keep your feet healthy while biking this summer

Serious cyclists know about the importance of rigid, supportive footwear when riding. However, the more casual bike rider may think it’s adequate to just toss on a pair of flip flops before heading out for a cruise. Continue reading

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New show may help ballerinas feel better about their bunions

A scene in a recent episode of Bunheads on ABC family may have struck a little close to home for some ballet dancers, as it featured the show’s characters comparing their bunions and hammer toe. Continue reading

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Early menopause may mean good things for foot health

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic condition that affects women more often than men, according to the National Institutes of Health. It can lead to stiff fingers, bunions, hammer toe and other potentially serious joint immobility. Continue reading

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3D imaging may improve diagnosis of fallen arches

Flatfoot disorder – also known as fallen arches or plantar fasciitis – may not be serious on its own, but may develop into a painful condition when left untreated, and possibly cause secondary conditions like bunions or knee problems. Continue reading

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There are rules to wearing flip flops

It’s summertime and people have been breaking out their flip flops to show their bunions the light of day, much to the detriment of the general public who has to view them, as well as the wearer’s foot heath. Continue reading

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Youth track and field athletes may avoid foot pain with new shoes

Kids may seem indestructible when they’re out on the track or field competing against their peers. Continue reading

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Man sues over ex-wife’s extensive shoe collection

Typically, the only problem that a woman with an impressive shoe collection like poker player Beth Shak’s has is hammer toe. Continue reading

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Orthopedic shoes may help alleviate foot problems

If you have bunions, hammer toe or fallen arches, you may have given up hope for walking comfortably. Continue reading

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Baring bunions at the beach is no big deal

Wearing toe-covering shoes to the beach is a good idea if you’re trying to avoid rocks and debris, but when facing an expanse of fine, warm, well-kept sand, it’s a shame to not sink your feet in fully. Continue reading

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Ladies may require bunion correction to follow new trend

The LA Fashion Magazine recently reported on a trend that has starlets and models walking down the red carpet in style. The look is pointed and metallic – and we’re not talking daggers here. Continue reading

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Don’t let your shoes burn you

We’ve all been there: Standing in line at the bar or walking home from work when those adorable new flats or heels begin to rub (and rub, and rub, and rub) against the heel or toes, leaving behind a blister or even an open wound. Continue reading

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Foot pain leaves Red Sox player on the bench

Many athletes are plagued with foot problems that keep them from getting out on the field or court, including Red Sox outfielder Ryan Sweeny, who will be sitting on the bench during upcoming games due to a fracture in his left toe. Continue reading

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Man sues over foot pain caused by barefoot running shoes

Many opponents of barefoot running say that the lack of arch support and cushioning it entails can lead to injury and foot pain. Continue reading

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Three easy steps to remove calluses on bunions

That rubbing that you feel against your bunion as you walk is doing more than causing discomfort, it’s also encouraging the skin on your foot to become hardened and scaly, ultimately resulting in a callus. Continue reading

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Got bunions? Try water aerobics

water aerobics help bunion pain

Physical activity is a bit of a catch-22 for people with arthritis, especially when the condition attacks the feet and results in bunions or hammer toe. Continue reading

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Knee injection shown to be ineffective

Individuals with foot problems are more likely than their counterparts in good podiatric health to develop secondary conditions of the lower extremities, including hip pain and knee osteoarthritis. Continue reading

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