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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Athletic wear-inspired fashions abound in department stores today, which is evident in the latest high top sneaker trend and sweatband fad.
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.
High-end shoe designer Manolo Blahnik recently told the Wall Street Journal that he didn’t want to “pollute [his] brand” by releasing a collection for a mass-market retailer.