Foot pain linked to excess body weight
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Foot pain linked to excess body weight

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.

Barefoot running can be a pain in the feet
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Barefoot running can be a pain in the feet

The barefoot running trend has both staunch opponents and enthusiastic supporters.

Proper diagnosis is key in treating foot pain
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Proper diagnosis is key in treating foot pain

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.

Infrared technology may alleviate inflammatory foot pain
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Study: Infrared technology may alleviate inflammatory foot pain

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.

Weight loss may improve pain stemming from osteoarthritis and bunions
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Weight loss may improve pain stemming from osteoarthritis, bunions

Previous research has shown that overweight or obese individuals with bunions may have success in reducing their foot pain by shedding pounds.

Improper foot positioning may lead to ankle sprains
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Improper foot positioning may lead to ankle sprains

Podiatrists and chiropractors have long known that improper landing mechanics in walkers and runners have a tendency to lead to injury.

The side effects of a bunion
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The side effects of a bunion

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.

Hip exercises may decrease pain, improve landing mechanics in runners
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Hip exercises may decrease pain, improve landing mechanics in runners

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

Choose proper sports shoes to avoid bunions, foot pain
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Choose proper sports shoes to avoid bunions, foot pain

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

People with bunions, other foot conditions should avoid toning shoes
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People with bunions, other foot conditions should avoid toning shoes

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.

Bunion surgery may fix protrusion but lead to other problems
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Bunion surgery may fix protrusion but lead to other problems

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,