If you are not one of the three million-plus people suffering from the debilitating foot condition known as Hallux Valgus, or Bunions in layman’s terms, then consider yourself lucky. My Uncle Lou sure felt down on his luck in 2006, when his Hallux Valgus reached Stage 3 and he could no longer run for sport. You see, running had brought my Uncle vigor and meaning. As a young man he ran to clear his mind and escape the violence of the Brooklyn flat he called home. He never stopped, and eventually he ran himself right onto the track team at St. Joseph’s U
Bunion Health, Uncategorized
Thanks for tuning in to this first installment of our bunion awareness and treatment campaign.
A large population of Americans – tens of millions and growing – is suffering from bunions and all the discomfort they cause. Surprisingly enough, many people’s bunions go unnoticed because of two reasons:
1) They may not be noticeable right away. There are various stages of bunion development, and many fail to notice until they are at the most prominent stages.
2) What is actually a bunion is often misunderstood as being foot pain from shoes or exercise, and is continuou
For most women a pair of high heels is all they need to lift their moods. Who doesn't want a sassy Manolo? But if it seems that those heels are no longer as comfortable as they were years ago, then you're one good observer.
Experts say that our feet change as we age. Some of these changes make it uncomfortable to wear high heels once you've reached your 40s and 50s. Talk about midlife crisis; they apply to our feet, too!
So what has changed over the years? As you age, the bottom of your foot loses fat. These fatty deposits protect the ball of foot. Some
Your feet carry you wherever you go. It provides a foundation to the rest of the body. You may not think about how important they are to your everyday life. You merely start to notice your feet once they begin to hurt. And once you feel the discomfort, you want relief immediately. Before you can treat the problem, you need to know what's causing it. One thing to consider is the location of the pain.
The plantar fascia is the connective tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes. Irritation or inflammation of the plantar fascia i
We can't stress enough the importance of using toe separators and toe spreaders, especially for people who have foot problems like bunions and plantar fasciitis. However, there are other reasons why it is a good idea to use toe stretchers even if you do not have any foot problems. Toe spreaders can do a lot for you, and we have outlined their benefits to give you a better understanding of why they are excellent buys for anyone.
It improves your posture. By using toe spreaders, you get to improve your posture. Your feet are the foundations for walking, runni
If you want to stay fit, you have to stretch the muscles in your body to keep them flexible and in excellent shape. Why don't you do the same to your feet? You need strong, flexible feet to stay healthy and improve overall health.
A lot of foot problems – bunions, plantar fasciitis, arch pains – are caused by foot muscles and ligaments that are too stiff or cramped inside your shoes. The joints in your feet will gradually lock up, making it hard to move. It also stops your foot from moving the way it should.
The whole body is affected whenever there are ch
A lot of people believe that they were born with problematic feet, and it is the job of the foot doctor to treat these foot problems with the use of modern technology. However, this is not entirely true. In fact, our feet were designed to function optimally. Thus, the best foot treatment is to regain your feet's natural shape and function.
We have debunked three of the most common myths about our feet.
Our feet are inherently misshaped, and it can only be corrected with the use of orthotics or through surgery.
Look at your child's feet and y
A hammertoe is caused by an imbalance in the muscle and ligament around the toe joint, causing the middle joint to bend. The joint becomes stuck in this position, which is why people with hammertoes often experience rubbing and irritation on the bent toe.
Any of your toes can have it. Because of the choice of footwear, it is more likely for women to have hammertoes compared to men.
Hammertoes can be serious, especially among people with diabetes or circulation issues. It is important for these individuals to see a doctor once they detect any kind of foot
Plantar Fasciitis Health
Do you suffer from plantar fasciitis? Is the pain bothering you? Plantar fasciitis is a common condition where the plantar fascia becomes inflamed due to overuse or excessive strain.
Heel pain is common among people with plantar fasciitis. Podiatrists recommend that people with plantar fasciitis perform certain exercises to prevent heel pain and regain mobility. These exercises also control the condition and help strengthen the plantar fascia.
Plantar fasciitis exercises help improve the symptoms of the condition. Certain exercises – like running and ju
People who work on their feet all day are likely to experience foot pain or some sort of foot problems. In fact, a lot of employees miss work because of a disorder involving the lower limb. Most of the pain and discomfort caused by different foot problems could be prevented by simply wearing the appropriate footwear for the job and sticking to a foot care routine.
Use the right shoe for your job
You must have read that flat shoes are the best to prevent foot problems. However, it is not the right choice for those who are required to stand for long