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 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.
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.
Hardcore athletes often endure a number of conditions resulting from pushing their bodies to the limit – from overuse deformities like bunions to cardiovascular problems.
Bunions are known to be a genetic condition, so chances are that if your mother has the foot problem, you’re also at risk of developing the bony deformity.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) has launched its Nation in Motion Campaign, in which the organization highlights how orthopaedic care helps people get back on their feet and back to work.
David Agus, M.D., is the author of a new book titled The End of Illness, in which he purports that preventing deadly cancer may be a simple matter of consistently treating the body well.
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.
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.
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.