Monthly Archives: February 2013

Cold weather can exacerbate bunion pain

Joint pain can get worse when winter hits, although doctors are still unsure why.

With much of the United States getting blankets of snow, people’s bunion pain may become even worse in these last remaining days of winter. Continue reading

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Cold weather can exacerbate bunion pain

Joint pain can get worse when winter hits, although doctors are still unsure why.

With much of the United States getting blankets of snow, people’s bunion pain may become even worse in these last remaining days of winter. Continue reading

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Many basketball-related foot problems can be avoided

To prevent basketball-related foot problems, products like sports splints and pads can help.

With both Joakim Noah of the Chicago Bulls and Pau Gasol of the Los Angeles Lakers warming NBA benches due to sports-related foot problems, sports doctors are beginning to turn their attention to the feet. Continue reading

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Many basketball-related foot problems can be avoided

To prevent basketball-related foot problems, products like sports splints and pads can help.

With both Joakim Noah of the Chicago Bulls and Pau Gasol of the Los Angeles Lakers warming NBA benches due to sports-related foot problems, sports doctors are beginning to turn their attention to the feet. Continue reading

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Too much calcium: Good for your bones, bad for your health?

It’s common knowledge in the health world that calcium is an important ingredient for bone density and strength. Continue reading

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Canadian woman awaits bunion surgery for more than a decade

Foot and ankle surgeons are scarce in Nova Scotia, explaining the long wait for a bunion surgery.

According to the National Post, a woman from Halifax, Nova Scotia, has been on a waiting list for eleven years for a bunion surgery. Continue reading

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How to treat a bunionette

Caring for a bunionette is a lot like treating a big toe bunion.

A tailor’s bunion, also known as a bunionette, is very much like a traditional big toe bunion, except it occurs on the fifth metatarsal head – what we like to playfully refer to as the pinky toe. Continue reading

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Female athletes should be on the lookout for bunions

If you are a female athlete, you should be on the lookout for foot issues like bunions.

If you are a woman that spend hours a day training, practicing or performing for a sport (or even if you are just an avid exerciser), it’s important to know that bunions are one of the most common foot issues that female athletes have. Continue reading

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UK takes great measures to help curb diabetic foot problems

People with diabetes should have their feet checked for ulcers and other foot problems regularly to avoid serious health issues.

According to Diabetes UK, diabetic foot problems in the United Kingdom have gotten so dire that health officials are describing  the situation as “a devastating complication.” Continue reading

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New physical therapy trend could help relieve your achy bunion

By using exercise balls, Yamuna can help alleviate stiffness in achy joints like bunions.

The latest physical therapy trend to come out of New York City – called Yamuna – may help you reduce your risk of bunions. Continue reading

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Younger patients are feeling the bunion blues

Although it's rare, young people a genetic background of foot problems can develop bunions.

Although it’s rare for a high school freshman to suddenly get hit with a debilitating bunion, that’s exactly what happened to Jocelyn Marko, a Pittsburgh teen. Continue reading

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Traveling this winter? Don’t forget your feet

If you are traveling to an exotic locale this winter, make sure to take care of your feet.

Although many travelers won’t forget their allergy medications and sunscreen, one of the most common issues that many people deal with when they are far away from home is foot pain. Continue reading

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The most common site of arthritic foot pain? Your big toe

Arthritis in the big toe is usually a trigger for other foot conditions like bunions.

According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the most common site of foot arthritis is at the base of the big toe joint – also called the metatarsal head. Continue reading

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Foot pain is more common than you think

Plantar fasciitis can usually be curbed with a change in footwear and the use of custom orthotics.

There are many reasons why foot pain can strike – from pronation to wear and tear over time to athletics – but there is one thing that is certain: Foot pain is one of the most common health issues around. Continue reading

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Pointy-toed, bunion-exacerbating footwear is back

Pointy-toed shoes are making a comeback on the fashion runways, which may mean bad news for your bunion.

The latest footwear trends coming off of the runways in Paris, London and New York are not necessarily good news for your bunion – or feet in general, for that matter. Continue reading

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Foot types – not bunions – are inherited

Foot Types are inherited

There are many misconceptions and myths surrounding bunions – especially the notion that the bony bumps themselves are inherited from parents at birth. Continue reading

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Tight shoes are bad for your feet in general

Wearing sensible footwear with a roomy toe box and lower heel can prevent many foot problems.

If you are trying to keep your feet bunion-free, you may have already steered clear of tight, ill-fitting shoes. Continue reading

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Start preventing bunion pain at an early age

If you are genetically susceptible to bunion pain, these bony bumps can strike at an early age.

Many people associate bunions with seniors or women who wear high heels everyday. Continue reading

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Chocolatiers make chocolate high heels for Valentine’s Day

Chocolate high heels were all the rage for a shoe-loving chocolatier in Dallas this past Valentine's Day.

Dallas master chocolatier Andrea Pedraza is especially exhausted after pumping out her very own chocolate high heels for Valentine’s Day. Continue reading

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Evolution may be to blame for flat feet

Changes in DNA over millions of years could be the reason why people are still developing foot problems like flat feet.

Although natural selection has allowed human beings to evolve into advanced and thoughtful creatures far removed from our primate relatives, it is also the cause of many common ailments, including flat feet. Continue reading

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