More nurses may mean good things for bunion splint stock shares

More nurses may mean good things for bunion splint stock shares
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People who work in fields where they stand on their feet all day – from waitresses to teachers and doctors – have a tendency to develop bunions as a result of the constant pressure placed on the metatarsal bones. 

A new report from researchers at the RAND Corporation, Vanderbilt University and Dartmouth College reveals that the number of people aged 23 to 26, most of whom were women, who graduated with nursing degrees rose by 62 percent between 2002 and 2009.

This is likely good news for human resource professionals in the healthcare industry, because the number of nurses had been dipping since the mid 1980s, and nursing staff has been in short supply.

However, these ladies may be experiencing some major foot problems later on. Bunions are a disorder that is largely age-related, so the fact that females are entering the industry while they're young means that by the time they reach their golden years, they will have spent decades on their feet.

As a result, these new nurses may want to consider using bunion splints or orthotics now before the bony deformity sets in or becomes advanced.
 

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Injury underscores need for bunion splints for soccer players
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Bunion correction may be a necessary prerequisite for Piloxing
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New device may provide comfort during bike rides
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There are few things more relaxing than taking a leisurely Sunday cruise on a bicycle, until rigid bike shoes begin putting stress on bunions. In order to alleviate this problem, BikeFit developed its Bunion Shoe Stretcher.

Basketball players should be wearing bunion splints during shutdown
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Employment report suggests sales of bunion splints may rise
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Employment report suggests sales of bunion splints may rise

Waitresses, retail workers, bartenders and hairstylists are all at risk of developing bunions because of the extended periods of time they spend on their feet every day.