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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.

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September is a time to recognize bunion pain
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September is a time to recognize bunion pain

Bunion pain may be a condition that individuals ignore for long periods of time, either out of denial of their bony deformity or embarrassment about seeking treatment.

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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.

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study finds bunions are hereditary
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Study finds bunions are hereditary

A team of scientists at Harvard Medical School, Hebrew SeniorLife and the Institute for Aging Research analyzed the foot health data of more than 2,100 individuals to determine whether foot conditions are inherited.

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Biomechanics of obese people may cause bunions
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Biomechanics of obese people may cause bunions

The association between obesity and bunions has long been established. Researchers at the Erasmus Medical Center in the Netherlands may have uncovered some possible reasons behind this effect, DoctorsLounge.com reported.

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Reducing the appearance of bunions may boost self esteem
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Reducing the appearance of bunions may boost self esteem

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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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Ankle brace shown to prevent injuries in basketball players
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Ankle brace shown to prevent injuries in basketball players

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

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ways to protect feet during the summer
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Ways to protect the feet during the summer

In the summertime, some enjoy wearing sandals to show off their feet. However, it is also a time when people become self-conscious about foot problems such as bunions or calluses.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Women who wear high heels at risk of arthritis
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Women who wear high heels at risk of arthritis

In addition to exacerbating bunions or hammer toe, wearing high heels has also been shown to lead to osteoarthritis.

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Things to consider about barefoot running
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Things to consider about barefoot running

There has been much debate in recent years over whether running sans shoes is good or bad for the body. Now, researchers at Indiana University and Purdue University report that it may depend on the runner.

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bunion friendly sandals making a comeback
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Bunion-friendly sandals making a comeback

While towering strappy sandals have their place at formal events and during nights on the town, the fashionable crowd may be turning to more sensible options for daytime this summer as flat, wide-strapped footwear makes its return.

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make sure shoes fit to avoid bunions
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Make sure shoes fit to avoid bunions

An article on Newswise.com reports that nearly 40 percent of women wear high heels on a regular basis, with three-quarters of them experiencing subsequent foot pain, bunions or hammer toe.

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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.

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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.

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