Balanced biomechanics may improve outcome of hip replacement

Balanced biomechanics may improve outcome of hip replacement
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Individuals who have bunions may be more likely than the general population to experience knee and hip problems later in life, sometimes necessitating joint replacement surgery.

A study conducted at the University of Olso in Norway suggests that programs to improve walking skills may result in more successful hip replacement outcomes.

“Physical therapy, particularly exercises that increase strength and improve walking, is a major component of patient rehabilitation following hip arthroplasty,” said lead author Kristi Elisabeth Heiberg, a Ph.D. candidate.

According to a model developed by researchers at Stanford University, the hips, knees, ankles and metatarsophalangeal joints are all interconnected. Since bunions are a condition affecting the first metatarsophalangeal joint – the one at the big toe – the bony foot deformities may be the cause of many problems afflicting the lower extremity.

These findings suggest that bunion correction may nip multiple problems in the bud. Moreover, non-invasive methods of bunion treatment, such as bunion splints or orthotics, may help individuals reduce the appearance of bony deformities without 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.