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How the Big Toe Causes Injuries Among Runners

    SUMMARY: Are you starting to feel pain in your ankle, knee, or hip from running? That might be a hallux limitus! Read on to know how the big toe causes injuries in runners.   Even though it is not a common topic among runners, a lot of people know that a hallux limitus – “stiff big toe” in layman's term – is one of the usual causes of knee, hip, or ankle pain.   Understanding the Movement of the Big Toe When you are running and one of your feet is about to hit the ground, that foot is pulled back (dorsiflexed) a bit as it prepare

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Foot Experts Say That Winter Shoes Can Aggravate Bunion Pain – hallux valgus

    As temperatures continue to go down and women begin to hide sandals and flip-flops to give way to boots and other closed shoes, experts say that bunions will cause serious pain. Bunions, also known as hallux valgus, are the bony bumps seen at the base of the big toe. Their exact cause is not clear but they are said to be due to an inherited faulty foot structure or a foot injury. Bunions develop as time passes and can become very painful.   According to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, shoes that have narrow toe boxes ca

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Treat Bunion at Home: Natural Ways to Deal with Big Toe Pain

  Most people want a more conservative approach to treating their bunions, with surgery being their last resort. Although surgical intervention seems to be the last on your list, it is still important to see a podiatrist and receive professional advice. Then again, there are methods to reduce the pain caused by bunions. That foot pain can be decreased with these home remedies. Try these remedies for at least a month and see the difference.     Make use of an arch support to remove pressure off a bunion. You can find over-the-counter arch s

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Yes, It’s Possible! Treat Your Bunion Without Surgery

    Is the large bump near your big toe bothering you? Did you look for treatment only to be told that surgery is your only option? Are you looking for a gentler way to treat that unsightly and uncomfortable bump? We've got good news for you. Surgery is not the only treatment available for your big toe pain. You can gain relief from that big toe pain through simpler and more conservative approaches! That bump near your big toe is what your doctor calls hallux valgus and what most people call a bunion. It is not only one of the most common foot ailment