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.
Podiatrists and chiropractors have long known that improper landing mechanics in walkers and runners have a tendency to lead to injury.
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.
In January, the Patriots’ Most Valuable Player, Tom Brady, underwent surgery for a stress fracture in his foot, but news sources report that the football star’s ability and dedication to his sport have been showing in recent practices.
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
A team of scientists at Indiana University and Purdue University have recently discovered that hip strengthening exercises effectively reduced a common knee problem, known as patellofemoral pain
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.
Beginners in activities like spinning or running may be putting themselves at risk of foot injury or deformity if they don’t choose the right kind of shoe for their sport
A recent article in Consumer Reports states that the number of complaints and injuries as a result of wearing toning shoes – like Skechers’ Shape-Ups or Easy Spirit Anti-Gravity shoes – is on the rise.
On BunionSurvivor.com, a yoga enthusiast reported that the bunion surgery she had was successful in eliminating the bony protrusion stemming from the joint of her big toe,