The Best Way To Their Heart Is Through Their Feet | Bunion News

The Best Way To Their Heart Is Through Their Feet | Bunion News

Bunions are foot deformity in which the joint develops a prominent sideways angle by turning the big toe outward and turning the first metatarsal bone inward. The skin around the bunion may be irritated and there may be swelling at the base of the joint. Here’s a picture to help you identify a bunion. skeleton with bunionsbunion surgery

Bunions, also known as hallux valgus, are discomforting to the toes and can interfere with daily tasks such as physical activities or wearing certain shoes. More than 50% of the population suffers from bunions including people of all ages, genders and homelands who struggle with bunion ailments. Almost 68% of bunion sufferers have a family history of bunions. Bunions tend to become more prevalent with age and 9 out of 10 bunion sufferers are women. You guessed it right. Women who wear high heels especially suffer from bunions. Though bunions are never good news, they also don’t have to be the end of the world. Know that you are not alone.

Chances are if you have bunions, you have relatives with bunions too or who are at risk for them. This Christmas, consider the best gift of the year: the gift of BUNIONECTOMY.

Currently there are over 100 different types of bunionectomy. The common goal of all bunions operations is to realign the toe joint, diminish pain, and correct deformity. Here are a few possible procedures to choose from:

  • Taylor’s bunion repair
  • Resection arthroplasty
  • Exostectomy
  • Osteotomy
  • Arthroplasty

So whether you are contemplating gift ideas or compiling your own Christmas list for your loved ones (especially the ladies in your life that wears the highest of heels – which are called cigarettes btw), consider pain free bunionectomy follow by a certificate to the foot spa. They will sure to return you the favors this coming New Year.

Achilles Tendon Surgery: How Do I Overcome My Sore Achilles?

Foot problems happen to over 75% of Americans; even so, don’t let this be your Achilles’ heel…

 According to recent studies, most foot problems are caused by pain in the heel of the foot, affecting approximately 2 million Americans today. The most adverse is Achilles Tendonitis which is an injury of the Achilles tendon. This tendon can be ruptured in severe cases, which usually happens to professional athletes that are involved in strenuous sports that requires explosive acceleration or jumping. However, to the common athlete, a sore Achilles is probably the problem at hand.

A sore Achilles can be caused by running, jumping, pushing up on your toes, or even something as ordinary as walking!

No matter what form of physical activities you do, getting a sore Achilles is always possible because it is all in the way you land. Continuously landing on the forefoot and putting all the weight on the Achilles tendon is sure to do the trick.

Unfortunately, injuries to the Achilles tendon are one of the hardest injuries to overcome, but in this day and age of advances in the healthcare field, nothing is impossible. One of the reasons it is so hard to get over a sore Achilles is the inelasticity of the tendon. If an already-sore Achilles tendon is continuously used without rest, it is unable to heal.

Rest alone will not necessarily result in a completely healed Achilles. Because it has a slow blood flow, a new technique to overcome this and speed up the healing process has been recently discovered known as the Platelet-rich Plasma Therapy, or PRPT. Platelet-rich plasma contains growth components necessary to repair tissue. PRPT uses drawn blood from the patient that then sits until the growth factors are concentrated, until finally being injected back into the patient at the problem area. If the Achilles is still sore after this therapy, talk to your physical therapist because your Achilles might have a tear in it. In this case, the only solution to overcome it would be surgery.