Bunion Advice

A reader of The Globe and Mail asked the news provider's in-house doctor, Sheila Wijayasinghe, whether she could continue wearing her beloved high heels past the age of 35, as foot pain began to set in. 

Wijayasinghe provided the reader with some tips on finding heels that may not induce foot pain or exacerbate bunions.

First, fashionable bunion-sufferers should always wear shoes that fit properly and try to stick with heels no higher than two inches. Additionally, the expert recommended looking for a pair with good cushioning.

The Wall Street Journal reported that there are several styles out there that will allow women to be fashionable and comfortable.

According to the news source, shoes made by Taryn Rose, a former Reebok and Rockport designer, are often crafted with comfort in mind. The source added that women with bunions have reported a preference for Cole Haan footwear.

Individuals who wish to prevent or correct bunions or hammer toe may also turn to bunion splints or orthotics, which can help reduce the appearance of the deformities while helping users avoid painful bunion surgery.  

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Many women exacerbate their bunions with the click of a mouse

Researchers at ShopSmart magazine conducted a survey which reveals that nearly 30 percent of women in the U.S. report buying shoes at online retailers on a regular basis, a percentage that’s just about doubled in the past four years.

Winter weight gain may be to blame for fallen arches
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Winter weight gain may be to blame for fallen arches

Like many Americans, you may have put on a few pounds over the past couple of months.

Choosing an athletic shoe takes consideration
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Choosing an athletic shoe takes consideration

Shoes are an integral part of optimal performance and injury prevention for many athletes, reports Reuters.

Prep your bunions before going on vacation
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Prep your bunions before going on vacation

If you’re one of the many people heading to a tropical climate to escape the late-winter blues, it may be a good idea to peel back those heavy wool socks and have a look at the state of your feet.

Exercising with DVD assistance may help ease bunion pain
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Stretches may alleviate foot pain when getting back into exercise this spring

If you’ve spent the past few months indoors to avoid icy sidewalks and blustery winds, your joints, muscles and tendons may experience a bit of a shock once you begin moving again.

Exercising with DVD assistance may help ease bunion pain
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Exercising with DVD assistance may help ease bunion pain

Osteoarthritis causes pain, joint stiffness and, in some cases, bunion and hammer toe.

Your local shoe repair shop can adjust shoes to suit bunions and hammer toe
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Your local shoe repair shop can adjust shoes to suit bunions, hammer toe

Having a hard time finding shoes that don’t squeeze your bunions or hammer toe?

Got bunions You may want to heed warnings about the dangers of flip flops
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Got bunions? You may want to heed warnings about the dangers of flip flops

Warm weather is approaching, and that may have many people perusing the new selections of summer sandals and flip flops.

Aging runners should engage in specific training
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Aging runners should engage in specific training

Seniors who continue to enjoy running into their golden years are making good efforts toward maintaining overall health as they get older.