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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Grandmother pushes through foot pain to complete marathon
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Grandmother pushes through foot pain to complete marathon

UK news source Express and Star recently reported on the London Marathon and its many inspiring participants, including Linda Smith, a 64-year-old grandmother with fallen arches, diabetes and osteoporosis, who power-walked the whole 26.2 miles.

Bunion splints provide one size fits all bunion correction
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Bunion splints provide one-size-fits-all bunion correction

Shopping for shoes when you have bunions can be a major pain in the feet, as the bony deformities tend to widen the forefoot and present a barrier to getting tootsies to fit into ballet flats, pumps and other shoes enjoyed by those who are narrow of foot.

One in five teens uses orthotics for extra support
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One in five teens uses orthotics for extra support

The American Podiatric Medical Association recently conducted a survey of more than 1,000 U.S. high school students on how kids these days are treating their feet.

these shoes were made for bunions
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These shoes were made for bunions

Shoe shopping: two words that invoke fear in the hearts of millions of women worldwide who suffer from the bony foot condition known as a bunion.

orthotics may ensure healthy aging
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Orthotics may help ensure healthy aging

A big part of healthy aging is retaining mobility, which can be especially difficult when bunions, hammer toe or fallen arches are present.

Fashion inspired Sport Splint provides stylish bunion correction
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Fashion-inspired Sport Splint provides stylish bunion correction

Athletic wear-inspired fashions abound in department stores today, which is evident in the latest high top sneaker trend and sweatband fad.

How to wear flats comfortably with bunions
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How to wear flats comfortably with bunions

Fox News recently published an article on its website about how wearing different types of footwear – from flats to high heels – can cause foot pain or other issues, such as strain or weakened muscles in the lower extremity.

Certain states may have a particular need for bunion splints
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Certain states may have a particular need for bunion splints

There has long been an association between excess body weight and foot conditions.

Sporty new bunion splint may prevent locker room embarrassment
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Sporty new bunion splint may prevent locker room embarrassment

Whether your activity is running, soccer, hockey or dance, the fact that you are an athlete means that you’re more prone to foot conditions like bunions, hammer toe or fallen arches.