Nurses have special needs for shoes hosiery especially those with bunions
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In today’s healthcare environment, nurses and other staffers are expected to work shifts as long as 12 to 16 hours, spending much of that time on their feet. As a result, individuals in this profession tend to have a host of foot and lower extremity problems, from bunions to spider veins.

News source Nurse Week recommended choosing comfortable shoes and supportive orthotics for healthcare professionals experiencing foot pain.

The latter device may be most important for nurses, reported podiatrist Julia Overstreet.

“One of the biggest problems I see with the population as a whole, and certainly with my nurse patients, is plantar fasciitis, which is basically heel pain,” Overstreet said, quoted by the source.

The Cleveland Clinic reports that support hose, or compression stockings, may help prevent or treat spider veins, which may occur in individuals who work on their feet.

Nurses who wish to prevent or correct bunions may want to consider bunion splints or orthotics, which may help them bypass the need for bunion surgery.

Hammertoe correction center begins enrolling patients in New Jersey
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Hammertoe correction center begins enrolling patients in New Jersey

A new study focuses on bunion patient’s treatment.

Foot pain linked to excess body weight
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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.

3D imaging may improve diagnosis of fallen arches
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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.

Three easy steps to remove calluses on bunions
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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.

Got bunions Try water aerobics
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Got bunions? Try water aerobics

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.

Knee injection shown to be ineffective
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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.

Post bunion surgery infections costing US healthcare system big
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Post bunion surgery infections costing U.S. healthcare system big

Individuals who are thinking about getting bunion surgery to get rid of prominent deformities of the big toe joint have many things to consider before going under the knife.

Marathoners need not fear sudden death but bunions are another story
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Marathoners need not fear sudden death – but bunions are another story

Hardcore athletes often endure a number of conditions resulting from pushing their bodies to the limit – from overuse deformities like bunions to cardiovascular problems.

Barefoot running can be a pain in the feet
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Barefoot running can be a pain in the feet

The barefoot running trend has both staunch opponents and enthusiastic supporters.