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.
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 people with bunions are not good candidates for bunion surgery because the risks of the operation outweigh any negative impact of their bony deformity, which is often merely a cosmetic issue.
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.
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