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Bunion assessment tool available on Alpha Orthotics website

Individuals who are unsure of whether they have a bunion, or are wondering about the severity of their bunions, may want to consider printing out a tool called the Manchester scale, which is available on the Alpha Orthotics website.

Injury underscores need for bunion splints for soccer players
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Injury underscores need for bunion splints for soccer players

British soccer player Elliot Grandin is set to return to his team, the Seasiders, following a series of issues with his foot, according to the Blackpool Gazette.

More nurses may mean good things for bunion splint stock shares
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More nurses may mean good things for bunion splint stock shares

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.

Bunion pain so bad you could curse
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Bunion pain so bad you could curse? Go ahead.

When bunions progress and begin rubbing against the inside of shoes, causing a stiff toe joint or hindering landing mechanics, they can induce some pretty significant pain

Correcting biomechanics may ease bunion pain
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Correcting biomechanics may ease bunion pain, runner’s knee

An article in the New York Daily News features a question posed by a 36-year-old runner who is concerned with his stiff knee, which he developed as a result of practicing his sport for years.

Foot models need to remain bunion free
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Foot models need to remain bunion-free

Not all models strut the runway as head-to-toe examples of physical perfection. Some ladies make a good living by showing off one particularly attractive body part, such as the feet or hands.

Bunion correction may be a necessary prerequisite for Piloxing
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Bunion correction may be a necessary prerequisite for Piloxing

Piloxing is a new exercise trend that blends high-energy boxing with muscle-toning Pilates. Developed by former Swedish bodybuilder Viveca Jensen, the exercise is geared toward women who want to tone their bodies while having fun.

New device may provide comfort during bike rides
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New device may provide comfort during bike rides

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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Basketball players should be wearing bunion splints during shutdown

Professional basketball players put a lot of stress on their feet as a result of running and frequent sudden stops, motions which are known to induce bunions or hammer toe.

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.

Medial mid foot brace may correct fallen arches
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Medial mid-foot brace may correct fallen arches

Individuals who spend a lot of time on their feet – whether because of their occupation or athletic activities – may begin to feel intense heel pain after some time.

Study suggests inexpensive orthotics are just as good as custom
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Study suggests inexpensive orthotics are just as good as custom

Many people shell out $400 to $500 on custom orthotics, but a new study conducted at the University of Calgary suggests that inexpensive versions may be just as beneficial to people with fallen arches, also known as plantar fasciitis.

Could your job be causing your bunions
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Could your job be causing your bunions?

An article in the Huffington Post begs the question of whether people’s occupations may be more of a hazard than an advantage.

Could age related muscle weakening be a cause of bunions
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Could age-related muscle weakening be a cause of bunions?

Bunions are generally thought to be an age-related condition, along with weight gain and muscle loss.

Medication may be perfect complement to bunion splints
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Medication may be perfect complement to bunion splints

Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center found that the human parathyroid hormone, sold commercially as Forteo, meant to treat osteoporosis may also have significant benefits for individuals with osteoarthritis.

Bunions can be a pain during charity walks
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Bunions can be a pain during charity walks

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which means that people around the country are preparing for 5K walks in an effort to raise money to find a cure for the devastating illness.

Bunion splints may be effective as part of a physical therapy routine
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Bunion splints may be effective as part of a physical therapy routine

Bunions have the potential to significantly alter the way a person walks, which can lead to other foot conditions as well as a host of lower extremity problems, from sprained ankles to knee pain.

Foot pain can be multi-faceted
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Foot pain can be multi-faceted

Foot conditions are sometimes ignored by those who experience them, as some think they will go away or are not as serious as discomfort in other parts of the body.

Orthotics may alleviate pain from plantar fasciitis
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Orthotics may alleviate pain from plantar fasciitis

Athletes and people who work on their feet may be familiar with a condition known as plantar fasciitis, which is characterized by inflamed connective tissue on the bottom of the foot.

Individuals with bunions may be in need of support
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Orthotics shown to improve landing mechanics

A misalignment of biomechanics is indicated as the cause of a number of lower extremity conditions, like bunions, runner’s knee and ankle pain.