Rheumatoid arthritis more common among obese women

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Although obesity is a trigger for a myriad of diseases including stroke, high blood pressure and even certain forms of cancer, there is now proof that women with severe weight gain are at a higher risk of developing arthritis, according to a Mayo Clinic study. Pain in the feet and hands are common among older women in general, but taking steps toward a healthy lifestyle can keep these symptoms from becoming severe.

According to researchers, cases of rheumatoid arthritis rose 9.2 percent per 100,000 women from 1985 to 2007, and weight gain accounted for 52.2 percent of the increase, the Chicago Tribune reported. This crippling condition has been prevalent more often due to the rise in obesity rates across the country. More than 1 million people in the United States suffer from the disease, and two out of three times, the patients are women.

According to the Mayo Clinic, preventing arthritis is as simple as choosing the appropriate joint for the task at hand. Relying on smaller, more fragile joints to accomplish heavy tasks can cause inflammation. This inflammation can spur on a lot of foot problems, including stress fractures and an increased rate of bunions.

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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.