Choose surgeons wisely when going in for bunion surgery
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It’s an unfortunate truth for some people suffering from bunions that a bunionectomy may become necessary. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons reports that bunion correction surgery may provide relief for people with advanced foot deformities, ones that become painful and hinder movement of the foot.

However, if the wrong surgeon is chosen, patients may end up with scars, infection or over-correction, in which the big toe points away from the smaller toes after an operation.

Potential bunion surgery patients should interview a few different podiatric surgeons, asking about their qualifications and experience in performing the operation. Additionally, it’s a good idea to inquire about the hospital at which the surgery will be performed, and how often it’s done there.

There are several different types of bunion surgery, each one developed to correct a specific deformity. Make sure to talk to your potential surgeon about which procedure may work best for you, as choosing the correct one is key to reducing the risk of recurrence.

After bunion surgery, patients may want to consider regularly using bunion splints and orthotics in order to obtain proper support and healing.

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

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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

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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.