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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
If you’ve ever felt the shame of wearing close-toed shoes at the beach or declining to try on a pair of sandals on a shopping trip, you know that bunion pain extends far beyond the physical aspect.
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.
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.
A team of researchers at the University of Wisconsin, Madison recently revealed that high school basketball players had a significantly lower rate of ankle injuries when they wore a lace-up brace while playing