Does My Child Need Bunion Surgery? Juvenile and Adolescent Hallux Valgus

Yes, it is true. Bunions can develop in children due to trauma or genetic predisposition. Properly termed, juvenile Hallux valgus, the bunion that develops in children can occur as early as 6 years old and cause the same effects as an adult bunion. The painful swelling in the metatarsophalangeal joint at the base of the … Read more

Dealing with Severe Bunions and the Best Option for Relief

By now, most Americans dealing with bunions understand what they are and what they look like. Bunions affect about 30 percent of the U.S. population and twice as likely to occur in women as men. They are bumpy or boney protrusions seen on the base of either big toe. Over time the big toe joint … Read more

Caring for Spring Bunion Pain and Shoe Selection Tips

Foot and ankle problems are fairly common around this time of year, especially bunion pain. This problem is more commonly experienced among women as they prepare themselves for spring and summer shoe fashion trends, so we want to help everyone learn how to care for bunions and how proper shoe selection can help overcome the … Read more

Quick Solutions for Hammertoe Pain Relief

A hammertoe is a common foot condition that is generally passed down from relatives. Simply speaking, it is a condition where the second toe curls or rotates in a downward motion on its own, forming a claw-shape grasp. Initially, hammertoes are flexible enough to be corrected without surgical assistance, but if left untreated they can become … Read more

Shower Beware: Fungal Nails Can Appear!

From rest stops to college dorms, any shower can contain multiple forms of bacteria and fungi. Even the cleanest showers can be growing as much as 25 forms of bacteria. This is an issue that can be resolved, but fungal nails can lead to unsightly and even painful toes. Fungal nails occur when a fungus … Read more

Julio Jones’ Devastating Foot Fracture

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones has been ruled out for the remainder of the 2013-2014 NFL season, as he will undergo surgery to treat a fractured right foot. He joins a long list of injured Falcons as he is the ninth Falcons player placed on injured reserve this season. The third-year player out of … Read more

Spring Into Sandals

The Dangers Of Increased Flip-Flop Use Wearing sandals is one of the things that people love the most about spring and summer. The ease at which these footwear options can be slid on and allow open air to delight the feet is a pleasure that is unmatched by any other wardrobe options. Flip flops have … Read more

High Heels, Low Comfort

A survey conducted by the College of Podiatry found that most women felt pain in their feet after just one hour of wearing high heels. 20% of women in the survey said that they felt foot pain after just 10 minutes of wearing high heels. Over half of the women polled reported foot problems caused … Read more