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.
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.
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.
While conservative treatments may be helpful in alleviating foot problems like bunions, hammer toe or fallen arches, such non-invasive techniques will do little to cure foot pain if they’re not actually getting to the root of the problem.
New York news channel NY1 recently reported on a new therapy to treat foot pain that’s more often used in medical spas than podiatry offices.
Crain’s Chicago Business recently reported that the Oak Brook Surgical Centre in Illinois is filing suit against Connecticut-based insurance company Aetna over and alleged $3.4 million in unpaid medical bills.
What if rather than having to endure painful, bone-cutting surgery, people with arthritis could turn back the hands of time on their condition simply by having a small disc inserted into their deteriorated joint?
According to UK lifestyle website Female First, there appears to be a growing trend of people forgoing medical care – such as bunion treatment, chiropractic care and vision correction – due to lower household budgets.
A team of scientists at the Hospital for Special Surgery recently developed a technique to help athletes who experience cartilage damage.
Many women choose to buy themselves sexy lingerie or dress in a revealing outfit to give their partners a little bit of eye candy for Valentine’s Day.
Many experts agree that people with bunions should only get surgical correction of the bony deformity if it becomes advanced or severely hinders their ability to walk or run, as the operation comes with risks of recurrence, infection or over-correction.
An article on EverydayHealth.com reports that the things ladies do to make their feet look dainty – namely, squeezing them into towering heels – may be counterproductive.
Country singer Chely Wright underwent surgery in December in order to correct a number of foot conditions, including a bunion and Morton’s neuroma, which is an enlarged nerve in the toe.
Many women are willing to go under the knife to alter their cosmetic appearance, whether it be for a slimmer nose or to eliminate a protruding bunion.