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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Individuals with bunions may be in need of support
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Individuals with bunions may be in need of support

One known cause of bunions is pronation, in which an individual walks with their toes pointed outward, leading to an imbalance of pressure on the arches.

Bunion splints come in many shapes and sizes
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Bunion splints come in many shapes and sizes

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons reports that about 10 percent of patients who undergo bunion surgery experience some kind of side effect, such as infection, nerve damage, bunion recurrence and pain.

orthotics may alleviate back pain
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Orthotics may alleviate back pain

An article in Dynamic Chiropractor reports that many chiropractic visits should begin with a look at the feet, since an imbalanced gait can lead to other musculoskeletal problems, including knee and back pain.

can bunion splints reverse aging of the foot?
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Can bunion splints reverse aging of the foot?

Earlier this year, a study published in the journal Arthritis Care and Research revealed that bunions often develop in people as they age

New shoe design may help alleviate bunion pain
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New shoe design may help alleviate bunion pain

What do bunion-sufferers and jump-ropers have in common? They may both benefit from a new design of shoes called Ropix, which provides special support and cushioning in the forefoot.

Magnetic insoles shown to be ineffective at relieving bunion pain
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Magnetic insoles shown to be ineffective at relieving bunion pain

Mayo Clinic scientists have found that individuals who seek relief from their bunion, hammer toe or plantar fasciitis pain in magnetic insoles may be out of luck, since the devices were only shown to have a mild placebo effect in a clinical trial.

how to get the best results with a bunion splint
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How to get the best results with a bunion splint

Many individuals turn to devices like bunion splints or orthotics in an effort to correct their foot deformity while avoiding the need for painful, expensive bunion surgery.

Ladies may require bunion correction to follow new trend
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Ladies may require bunion correction to follow new trend

The LA Fashion Magazine recently reported on a trend that has starlets and models walking down the red carpet in style. The look is pointed and metallic – and we’re not talking daggers here.