Hammertoe correction center begins enrolling patients in New Jersey
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A new study focuses on bunion patient’s treatment.

Reaching its 1,000th bunion surgery since it opened, Nextremity Solutions in New Jersey is now beginning a post-clinical study on the reversal and side effects of reversible operations on hammertoes. The study will focus on the early outcomes after a podiatrist performs the surgery.

Although a bunionectomy is very costly and may not be covered by some insurance companies, there are measures that can be taken post surgery to ensure that the bunion does not return, seeing as surgery does not always correct bone maladies. One of the most common methods is wearing a bunion splint or bunion brace.

Patients from surgery often experience foot pain and may take up to six months to recover, according to the Sound Foot Care Center of Connecticut. According to the source, “bunions are not self-regenerating, a bunion is made out of bone, so it is not something that can just ‘refill’ itself.”

This makes recovering from an extensive foot surgery even more troublesome, seeing as many of us cannot take the time to stay off of our feet for up to half a year.

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.

Researchers find correlation between rates of obesity and arthritis
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Researchers find correlation between rates of obesity and arthritis

Obesity is linked to a number of conditions, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease and foot pain.