Ladies with nice-looking feet have all the luck. They can wear any type of fashionable shoe they like and often become the object of sexual desire because of their flawless toes and smooth heels.
Bunion surgery is a corrective operation in which the foot’s big toe joint is placed back in its normal position or, in some cases, portions of it are removed, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
An article in the Daily Mail reports that snail slime is emerging as a trend in cosmetics due to its apparent healing and anti-inflammatory properties.
A New York podiatrist has developed a new technique for bunion surgery which forgoes a dorsal incision on the foot, giving patient a less-visible scar following the operation.
People who experience bunions have to endue many side effects of the deformity, including foot pain, hindered mobility and the inability to wear certain shoes.
Hong Kong Baptist University and the Center for Dr. Wu’s Bunion Surgery conducted a survey of more than 1,000 Chinese women and found that those who had bunions were likely to have mothers or grandmothers who also experienced the bony deformity.
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.
The old adage that “prevention is the best medicine” may be especially true for deformities like bunions or hammer toe, which tend to progress and become harder to treat as the joint of the big toe becomes more inflamed and loses flexibility.
Previous research has shown that overweight or obese individuals with bunions may have success in reducing their foot pain by shedding pounds.
It seems that every day there are new plastic surgery procedures to correct everything from crooked noses to pudgy stomachs. Recently, a new trend has surfaced,whereby celebrities are going under the knife to improve the appearance of their feet.
Proper mobility of the foot is an essential component of a healthy lifestyle, since it allows an individual to exercise or play sports freely. As a result, hindered movement due to a bunion may have a serious impact on a person’s quality of life.
Most podiatrists recommend bunion surgery when the bony, red protrusion becomes so severe that it interferes with daily life. However, the operation is not without its costs.
Runners encounter a catalog of foot, leg and hip problems as a result of their chosen athletic activity, bunions and hammer toe being among them.
Individuals who dance, play sports, wear high heels regularly or have a hereditary predisposition to bunions may begin to notice at some point that their big toe is curving toward the others, and that a bony bump has formed at the toe’s joint.
Nurses often spend long shifts on their feet, running around hospitals and healthcare facilities to tend to patients who are in serious need of medical care.
Podiatrist Neal M. Blitz is the chief of foot surgery and associate chair of orthopaedics with the Department of Orthopaedics at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center
On the Huffington Post’s Healthy Living blog, podiatrist Neal M. Blitz ponders whether high heels should come with warnings of possible bunions, hammer toe or tight calf muscles.