So you’re having a baby! That’s great news, but I bet you didn’t know that often pregnancy with bunions is one of the perks- or, if you already have bunions, pregnancy could aggravate those little bundles of not-so-much-joy even more then daily life did prior to getting pregnant. Sorry to bust your bubble, but it’s […]
Running with Bunions: Don’t Let Them Slow You Down
Calling all athletes! This includes runners, hikers, bikers and everyone else sweating and swearing at their bunions: This blog post is for you. Here, you’ll find articles along with other valuable pieces of information regarding exercising, even with those pesty nubs on your feet. Runners tend to have the biggest struggles with treating their bunions. […]
Veterans with Bunions
The National Institutes of Health indicate that women get more bunions than men, which is no surprise as some individuals are just genetically predisposed to developing bunions. Because women are generally more likely to wear tight, high-heeled shoes that place a particular amount of pressure on the joint of their big toes, they are perhaps […]
How Do you Know if it’s a Bunion?
Hallux Valgus (more commonly known as bunions) is a foot deformity in which the joint develops a prominent sideways angle by turning the big toe outward and turning the first metatarsal bone inward. Due to this deformity, the bones of the big toe are pushed toward the smaller toes. This turns the first metatarsal head […]
Barefoot Running with Bunions: Yes or No?
There’s a lot of talk these days about barefoot running – referred to as “BFR” in the running community – so we’ve decided to see if there’s any feedback or ruling that says BFR is better, worse or indifferent for feet “blessed” with bunions. Some brands, such as Asics, are kind enough to lend a […]
Bunion Surgery Complications: Is it Worth the Risk?
Are you toying with the idea of having surgery on your bunions? While surgery is a path bunion-sufferers often choose, if you’re considering the option for yourself, make sure to do your research and make yourself aware of all the potential pros and cons. Bunion surgery can pose a risk for one or more of […]
Do Podiatrists Really Want Their Patients to Find Non-Surgical Bunion Treatments?
Do podiatrists really want bunion sufferers to non-surgical bunion treatments? Not too long ago there was plenty of press about the battle between Aetna and a number of podiatrists in California. Doctors were allegedly cashing in on the bunion surgery billings, some to the tune of $66,100 per patient, for procedures that normally range from […]